Delta 5733 (DAL5733) Burning Fuel to Return to Airport

Mick West

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A good example of a holding pattern. In this case they needed to burn off fuel to meet the safe landing weight. The Embraer 175 does not have fuel dump capability, so they have to fly around for a while.
No contrails though, as the holding pattern was at 8,000 feet.


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Yeah, on second thought he was in radar control so I'm sure it was an entry that was convenient to everyone. I'm used to entering and holding in non-radar environments so the entry has to be one of the standard choices based on location.

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