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Abnormal Routings For Weather  
User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2707 times:

Hey guys, was looking on Flightaware and saw some pretty neat routings for weather. Found this one... anyone seen anything else neat like this lately?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/F...2/history/20070608/1725Z/KTYS/KMEM



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User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6968 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2687 times:

I've been in wx before while jumpseating a ride, the radar showed some nice gaps which are safe to go through, but then, it closed and rather than risking it, we made 180 back, and made a wide detour... Pax wasn't happy, but they'd be complaining if the meals ended up on their faces anyways.

1h40 ended up as 2h30 ! LOL deviations like mad all the way!

Last week, someone decided to go through, the nice black gaps in the radar became green, then yellow, and before they knew it, it was a nice wall of red... and they cannot remember where the heavy cells were since it was all red... they probably ended up going through what was initially red anyways... pax wasn't happy, cabin crew wasn't happy, and the painters weren't happy! Some nice hail and & icing up there.

Mandala499



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User currently offlineN710PS From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2666 times:

There was plewnty of fun to be had between MHT and CLT today. Deviations deviation. CLT was getting slammed for a little while by one massive cell. I was watching that thing from 100 miles out and it was one hell of a sight. Needless to say airplanes were takeing on extra fuel around the east today. What a fun day. Urgh. Now I am off to 3 days of school in CLT in the morning. I am looking forward to actually being on the ground in CLT for a mega storm again. It has been a little while. I get off on that stuff and being the pathfinder.


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User currently offlineNcfc99 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 752 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2592 times:

I flew on VS HKG-LHR about 6 weeks ago. When we left HKG, we travelled north for about 2 hours before turning west to head home. Flight should have been about 12 hours, we ended up aloft for 14 hours. Not fun with an 18 month old baby who was ill.

User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2566 times:

it amazes me how some pilots dont have a clue how to use wx radar, and we fly right through the crap that they claimed wasnt there, due to bad tilt angles, attentuation and just low knowledge of wx radar operation.....

so yeah the best way is to do it visually during the day and at night use the radar and lightning that you see visually Smile



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User currently onlinePihero From France, joined Jan 2005, 4675 posts, RR: 77
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2539 times:
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Pilotaydin,
Don't forget the ball factor, too.
Some people would go on, trying to prove their clevernessor their virility.
This one probably frightened himself to death.
Others still will try it !



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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3088 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2426 times:

Thanks to Tom in NO for putting these together.

This was CO 1422 on May 28. Left MSY enroute HOU but ended up
returning to MSY after a 1 hr 47 mn flight to nowhere.



This was FL 457 ATL-MSY on May 04, diverted to PNS




WN 385 HOU-MSY on May 04, diverted to JAN





AA 1293 LGA-MSY on May 4, diverted to JAN





WN 161 MCO-MSY on May 4, diverted to Jan



The good old days: Delta L-1011s at MSY
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12284 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2384 times:
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Those are awesome maps. Fun to see the holding patterns they were making  Smile


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User currently offlineRP TPA From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

I remember a few years ago flying on Air Canada from MIA to YUL. We took off from r/w 9, heading east, then turned right and headed south until near Key Largo. We finally did a 180 and headed north. The captain said it was because a line of t-storms was blocking the departure routes to the north, so we had to fly south, gain altitude, and then we could fly over the wxx.

User currently offlineFloris From Netherlands, joined Jun 2003, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2340 times:

Quoting Ncfc99 (Reply 3):
I flew on VS HKG-LHR about 6 weeks ago. When we left HKG, we travelled north for about 2 hours before turning west to head home. Flight should have been about 12 hours, we ended up aloft for 14 hours. Not fun with an 18 month old baby who was ill.

That's normal. When leaving HKG for Europe, you never fly on the great circle at first, but northbound for the first 90 minutes or so (or westbound), because planes don't cross over the Himalaya Mountain Range.


User currently offlineLucianflyboy From St. Lucia, joined Jun 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2328 times:

This was my flight AA2058/31March DFW-SJU. It wasn't fun going through that wx system theat had hit DFW the night before. When we took off we headed NE and I knew something was up. Took us a lil longer but if the turbulance we got going through the 'better' part of the front, I don't wanna know what it was like going through it!

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My flight to SJU


User currently offlinePITops From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1442 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2131 times:

Check out some of the flights diverted into PIT tonight. Here is a UA 777 leaving PIT around 10 pm this evening heading to IAD.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL925



Ground Ops, Southwest Airlines, CMH
User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2110 times:

Quoting PITops (Reply 11):
Check out some of the flights diverted into PIT tonight.

Probably 20 or so. Many were to BWI. The routings some of the PIT-BWI flights ended up taking were quite interesting. One went through PA, WV, OH, KY, VA, and MD to make it to BWI.
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/TRS488


User currently offlinePITops From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1442 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2064 times:

Yeah it was an interesting afternoon at PIT. Tons of people everywhere. Was like we were an actual airport once again! HAHA.


Ground Ops, Southwest Airlines, CMH
User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9272 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1901 times:

Quoting PITops (Reply 13):
Yeah it was an interesting afternoon at PIT. Tons of people everywhere. Was like we were an actual airport once again! HAHA.

Yeah heh... they way "usual" traffic is, they might as well name it Pittsburgh-Twighlight Zone air field er something...  silly 

I am sure this afternoon was no different from yesterday for IAD. They had a ground stop because of a tornado warning, and according to one post, I think by OPNLguy, lightning struck one of the runways. We had a possible tornado here in Lancaster County as well near the MD-line. And up near LNS, there were reports of downed utility poles...

This is definitely some crazy... stuff...



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User currently offlinePITops From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1442 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1814 times:

Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 14):
Yeah heh... they way "usual" traffic is, they might as well name it Pittsburgh-Twighlight Zone air field er something...

I am sure this afternoon was no different from yesterday for IAD. They had a ground stop because of a tornado warning, and according to one post, I think by OPNLguy, lightning struck one of the runways. We had a possible tornado here in Lancaster County as well near the MD-line. And up near LNS, there were reports of downed utility poles...

This is definitely some crazy... stuff...

PIT was almost as bad tonight as it was last evening. People stranded trying to fly east. We didn't have any diversions that I know of tonight. Just alot of people sleeping in the terminal overnight. We had a storm go through around 6ish. Ramp was closed for awhile but didn't cause too many problems here.



Ground Ops, Southwest Airlines, CMH
User currently offlineN710PS From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1704 times:

Had some fun this trip with the weather around the carolinas. Not too much to say past what a view really. Skirted in before the ramp closures and than scooted out to head home for much needed rest shortly there after.


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User currently offlineHPAEAA From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1026 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

sorry don't have a map, but I've seen take offs from ord, flying souch to STL, then cutting north to CLE to avoid storms... the other one is, out of ORD N to the Upper peninsula of MI, then south to CLE just avoiding Canadian Airspace....


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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3088 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1655 times:

Not totally sure what this was about, United 823 BOS-IAD June 13



Long way around thunderstorms, Expressjet 2363 IAH-SHV



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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3088 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1522 times:

Severe weather in HOU today, June 17


WN 2996 SAT-HOU diverted to MSY



WN 24 HRL-HOU diverted to MSY



Both 737-500's which we don't see much of from WN in MSY anymore



The good old days: Delta L-1011s at MSY
User currently offlineDashTrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1565 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1501 times:

This was me last week. Had a large cell north of ROA that took us about 40 miles out of the way.
Big version: Width: 400 Height: 340 File size: 19kb


There are a few routes where we have hi and low altitude routings in the FMS pre-programmed for weather or ATC issue. This was the high altitude routing with a deviation for storms.


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1371 times:

Here's my SWA585 from earlier today. There was an east-west line on top of MCI, and when he got held to the SE of MCI, I had him head to the NW side of MCI and changed his alternate from STL to OMA so he could hold longer (less gas to get to OMA). The WX moved slightly south of MCI and he got right in on 27...

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...5/history/20070618/1707Z/KBWI/KMCI


User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3088 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1304 times:

More from the mess at HOU yesterday, June 17

WN 28



CO 198 DEN-HOU diverted to SAT



WN 1172 LAX-HOU diverted to SAT



WN 2997 LAS-HOU diverted to SAT



RP 3215 TUL-HOU diverted to SAT





And that weather moved to MSY today, June 18

CO 763



WN 69



WN 904



The good old days: Delta L-1011s at MSY
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