Elwood64151 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2791 times:
I've worked at MCI. They're extremely good at removing ice and snow. It's just that there's a lot of ramp space to clean up.
Plus, those ice storms on the Great Plains can cover the ground in a nice sheet of ice in no-time.
By the way, this isn't the first time there have been skids at MCI in short order. Back in the winter of 2001-2002, two WN 737s skidded off the pavement.
And wind conditions can be absolutley horrid. In the spring of '02 an HP 737 landed 150 feet south of runway 27, grinding into the mud and dirt adjacent to the runway. I don't know what the official cause was, but there were recorded wind gusts that night of over 50 mph, from all direction on the compass.
BH346 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2705 times:
Wow, sounds like the snow was pretty nasty up there. I hear ya on the icestorms we get in the midwest. Over the last week the snow seemed like it would just keep on piling up. Glad to hear everyone's okay.
DLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2689 times:
Kansas City is on the plains, so there will be alot of wind. The storm that is coming through right now just came through Denver, and it was pretty messy, with lots of dry snow. Coming down out of altitude, the snow will melt into rain. When this rain hits a hard surface, the extreme cold already on the ground causes it to freeze instantly. What you get is an extra-smooth layer of very hard ice. Throw in the winds that were assosciated with this storm (gusts up to 50mph in Denver), And I wouldn't be surprised at all to see a 738 literally blow right off the tarmac.
MCIB757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2377 times:
Andrew, if I ever do fly DL I certainly will look for you. And I hope I will get to soon, I never have flown DL before but would like to. Im going to BOS in June so theres a chance I could be flying DL, but I really haven't even started looking for flights yet. And yes we do get some wicked weather here.