GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 12948 posts, RR: 79 Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2202 times:
Always an option, clearly today being the hottest at LHR since records began, and with all flights now being completely full, has forced the issue.
Better that than off load some pax.
Sure we had a hot summer in 1976, we were not flying Concorde to JFK then, and a few days in 1990, again flights would not be certain to be completely full, though this week seems to have topped those years, it certainly feels that way-I've taken 3 showers so far and I've not even been doing that much!
GoAround From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 616 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2103 times:
Temperatures hit 35.9 degrees today in the UK, pretty bad! I can only sympathise with those who have to work in hot, tropical countries. I saw some baggage loaders at SIN recently - that looked like fun work
Mark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5 Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2047 times:
GDB--it certainly feels that way-I've taken 3 showers so far and I've not even been doing that much!
On CBC supper-hour news last night they had a short clip talking with a few people riding the Tube (in 34C ambient temperatures). Couldn't've been a pleasant experience at all, judging by the folks' comments.
Even Newfoundland --which almost never gets hot weather-- CBC was reporting last week that some places were having their first-even 30C (~86F) degree temperatures.
In any event hopefully today's the last day of this heat -- including for the sake of Concorde's routing. Though local YQX aficionados will be pleased, of course. Actually the airport was just celebrating their annual "Festival of Flight" last week, http://www.gandercanada.com/tour/t_flight.htm, so this visit will be a great follow-up .
Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5108 posts, RR: 12 Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2024 times:
GoAround I am sorry for you guys in London with that kinda heat. I live in Grenada 12degress North of the equator.. but it only gets to 30-32C here and 32 is extremly hot. i have never felt anything hotter than that. I work on the ramp at times.. and it is a real furnace at 32.
Carduelis From United Kingdom, joined exactly 12 years ago today! , 1585 posts, RR: 11 Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1923 times:
For a change, I drove from Manchester area to London this afternoon.
The journey took me over five and a half hours, compared with the 'normal' three and a half. Temperature ranged from 32°C to no less than 38°C as I turned off the M25 near Heathrow, and that was around 1715!
Here at Hampton Court it was 37°C whan I arrived!
Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
Shankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1512 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1803 times:
She departed bang on time tonight and duly appeared in the sky over sunny Berkshire a little lower than normal. I am on BA001 next week and was thinking how lucky tonights pax are - TWO take off and landings for the price of one! If its hot next week BA, how about via Bermuda please!
JonnyGT From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 241 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1719 times:
This is nothing compared to what we get in different parts of the United States. Where I live in the central US it can regularly get up to above 40 degrees and in the winter it can go below -25 degrees centtigrade not factoring in the wind chill. You really learn how to adapt when in a matter of 6 months, the temperature can vary from a range of 60 degrees.
KL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5064 posts, RR: 13 Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1652 times:
sorry guys, MRS recorded 41.8 yesterday and about the same today. Besides that we also have a lot of fires going on in the region. I can tell you the 24 Canadairs are used to the limit. Bless those guys.... Anyway, I can't believe the tarmac is still solid..