Author Topic: DCA squeeze play 5/21 (everyone is fine)  (Read 3367 times)

Offline baldiedc

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DCA squeeze play 5/21 (everyone is fine)
« on: May 31, 2024, 08:14:05 AM »
Given DCA is unfortunately trending again, sharing this for interest from 5/21, I happened to catch it due to the takeoff clearance with traffic on 1.5 mile final per the controller (2 miles out for an immediate is usual) - plus a good 5 seconds delay on the clearance waiting for AA to clear the runway.

SWA2997 is on final for Rwy 19 being asked to slow and square the final turn into 19 ("squaring it"), AA2631 just landed and being asked to get off ("doing the squeeze play right behind you"), RPA[Brickyard]4488 is rolling in between.

All involved cool as cucumbers, just another day at DCA :)

Clip is unedited, real-time.