I live near an airport and this morning a plane was circling the town 6 times but still was landing for few seconds but flying away again . And this thing happens often in our small city .Any opinions?

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    $\begingroup$ We'll need more details to definitively answer this. What airport, what time, any details of the aircraft etc. See the linked questions in the answer below to get an oidea of what is needed. $\endgroup$
    – Jamiec
    May 23, 2022 at 15:42

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Sounds like someone was doing a touch-and-go landing. This is usually done when learning to fly an aircraft, to be able to practice a number of landings in a short time window. If there is a flight school at your local airport, this might explain why it happens a lot.

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  • $\begingroup$ No i don't have flight school my town it's very small because of tourism we have airport .plus was a commercial flight $\endgroup$ May 23, 2022 at 10:56
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    $\begingroup$ Pilots of commercial jets (airliners) need practice too. A quiet airport has plenty of opportunity for touch& go landing practices. $\endgroup$
    – Sanchises
    May 23, 2022 at 12:05
  • $\begingroup$ That's right. In fact, near my hometown there is a small regional airport (albeit with a quite long runway, since it's a former military airport), where Lufthansa used to do their A380 trainings, which was quite a sight for that area. $\endgroup$
    – dunni
    May 23, 2022 at 12:06
  • $\begingroup$ @ΝικαΑντρεεα My home airport is busy, so all the flight schools take their students to nearby airports for practice. And how do you know it was a “commercial” flight? If you mean it was a jet, they need training/practice too, or it could be a test flight after major maintenance. $\endgroup$
    – StephenS
    May 23, 2022 at 15:00

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