Question on UA779 6/11/10 ORD -> LGA


#1

Just arrived home from my flight on UA779 - while on final at 1000 the pilot pulled up abruptly, returned to 3,000 and circled around. He made an announcement about 3-5 minutes later saying the ATC was chewing him out because they didn’t like his spacing. Do any of the experts on here see anything notable?


#2

no, it happens at busy airports. He was probably turned in 3-4 miles behind the airplane in front of you but was a bit lax in slowing down and lost the 3 mile minimum spacing.


#3

I just listed to the archive of KLGA tower and that is exactly what happened. Thanks for your reply.


#4

You gotta expect to lose a few.