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User currently offlineNotSoFrqntFlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 52 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2455 times:

I have read a story on usatoday website about NWA pilot suspended for landing during high winds (and or tornado warning), so I am curious what is a procedure for pilots during such a situation? Do they have to fly to another airport? And how dangerous are high winds for landing and for taking off.
cheers
filip

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User currently offlineNotSoFrqntFlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

more info :

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2004-03-18-pilot-tornado_x.htm


User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

so I am curious what is a procedure for pilots during such a situation? Do they have to fly to another airport?

Yes, they divert to a alternate airport. Fuel will not be an issue as you are required to have enough extra for the aircraft to reach a suitible alternate airport.

And how dangerous are high winds for landing and for taking off.

Winds are not dangerous, as long as they are within the maximums. If they exceed the maximums, you either dont take off or if you are landing, you divert.


User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2188 times:

On the same note........

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1166984/

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1463963/6/



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