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Southwest 737 Over My House In PHX  
User currently offlineBristolFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2309 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4361 times:

About 5 mins ago a Southwest 737 went over my house (nr 15th Ave & Mcdowell) really low. It had the gear down and looked like it was about to land at PHX in an easterly direction, but it had just come from the direction of PHX. I've never seen one this far north of the airport.

Anyone any info? Aborted landing maybe due to weather conditions?

BF


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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2449 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4304 times:

The winds this evening were pretty wild. I was outside about 630 or so and the wind was nasty and dust was everywhere.

I've seen lately when the winds are a bit weird that there will be some odd approaches/departures from Sky Harbor. Last time we had rain (what 2 or 3 weeks ago) I was at work near Cental and Thomas and saw a couple planes headed south, not their normal patterns.. that's probably what you saw today.... with the winds and dust whipping around they gave them an unusual approach...



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User currently offlineBridogger6 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 717 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4144 times:

Yeah agreed with Cactus.. and a few flights from WN and HP diverted to TUS I believe.

User currently offlineAK From United States of America, joined May 2006, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4078 times:

You were probably seeing it trying to line back up after a go around. We had a couple of those tonight do to the dust and high winds. Its getting to be that time of year again.


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User currently offlineRikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1674 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3915 times:

Hi guys...

It seems weird to hear of any real wind issues** at PHX! My grandparents moved from Minneapolis to Phoenix WWAAYYY back in '69. Both are gone now. I spent many summers down in Phoenix, and as I grew older spent countless hours going back and forth on 24th street watching the aircraft landings between both runways.

Living in Calgary, Alberta, CANADA... there is always a wind factor involved in T/O and landings, being so close to the Rocky Mountains. Unlike PHX though, there are intersecting, rather than parallel runways, so any crosswinds, you don't have a choice to change direction.

I would imagine with the high temps and geographically being in the volcanic valley (always loved the red "dirt")... that can have an effect on windspeed.

** One season that I wasn't usually around for was monsoon season. How bad is the wind and storms effect on T/O and landings at that time of the year?



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User currently offlineUsair320 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3843 times:

Yea, Just across the border in ABQ we got some of those 45 mph gust's and the temp dropped from 89F to 59F in a matter of minuits.

User currently offlineRikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1674 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3797 times:

45MPH....hmmm...a brisk breeze here! We can easily get gusts of 70mph here (and even stronger in my hometown of YQL-Lethbridge)...


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User currently offlineAK From United States of America, joined May 2006, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3740 times:

Quoting Rikkus67 (Reply 4):
** One season that I wasn't usually around for was monsoon season. How bad is the wind and storms effect on T/O and landings at that time of the year?

This link should answer your question.
http://theendofdave.com/?p=314

[Edited 2006-06-26 20:09:17]


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User currently offlineRikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1674 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3735 times:

damn, wish the link worked!


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User currently offlineAK From United States of America, joined May 2006, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3723 times:

Quoting Rikkus67 (Reply 8):
damn, wish the link worked!

Try it again. I had to modify it a bit.



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3595 times:

Quoting Bridogger6 (Reply 2):
Yeah agreed with Cactus.. and a few flights from WN and HP diverted to TUS I believe.

It was pretty wild in Ahwatukee. I think it was a diversion to TUS.

Quoting Usair320 (Reply 5):
45 mph gust's and the temp dropped from 89F to 59F in a matter of minuits.

That happens here in AZ in July. Except the dew points do go 55F or higher.

Quoting AK (Reply 7):
This link should answer your question.

Oh yeah! These happen EVERY single summer!



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