ERAUgrad02 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1227 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 10 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 10084 times:
My brother who is a CHQ E-170 F/O was flying out to work in CLT when he saw an AA 777. It was diverted it seems due to heavy winds in RDU. He said its bad in CLT also. Here in ILM the winds seem to be 10mph ( gusting to 20mph). Anyone know for sure if the diversion was indeed due to Winds?
QQflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2221 posts, RR: 14 Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 9787 times:
Flight 173 from LGW to RDU does not show it diverted to CLT, or anywhere for that matter. It arrived in Raleigh 28 minutes late, however, no mention of a diversion in FLIFO. I am not sure what is going on.
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PHLstudent From United States of America, joined May 2006, 498 posts, RR: 7 Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 9613 times:
Yea I just flew RSW-CLT-PHL
Landing in CLT was pretty interesting, and taking off was the same as soon as we got off the ground. The captain said PHL had 30 MPH winds with 40 MPH gusts. So another fun landing. There was no drink service because the flight was almost choppy the entire time.
FlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 9436 times:
I played around with flightaware. The only diversion for any AA flight from the Eastern US to London (LHR or LGW) I could find was for AA Flight 50- DFW-LGW. that diverted to Nashville. Couldn't find anything that diverted to CLT though I or flightaware could be wrong though. I can't think of any other AA 777 routes in the area that would divert to CLT.
Trooper508 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 10 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 8577 times:
The winds were vicious at RDU this afternoon. I had the family out at RDU watching planes this afternoon. The AA 777 was lined up to land, but aborted the landing (maybe about a mile out??) and over flew the airport. It tried again and landed about 15 minutes later.
I grew up in Miami and have been a plane-fanatic for as long as I can remember...heading out the airport several times a week since I could drive myself. I cannot recall as many missed approaches/aborted landings as I saw between 2pm - 445pm today. There had to be at least 20, if not more. Problems on both main runways. ExpressJet, JetBlue, DeltaConnection, Northwest (D95), American, AmericanEagle, UnitedExpress, USAirways Express (everyone but Southwest, now that I think about it) Commuter jets and mainline jets. It was wild watching the CRJ's try to make it....noses way down, slipping, then giving up. A Jet Blue arrival seemed to be doing OK, but kept floating down the runway. It had to be about 15 feet off the ground and up it went (about abeam the observation deck, if you're familiar with RDU). Delta's 4pm-ish arrival from Atlanta, a 757, aborted just over head (in aniticpation of the AA777, we moved from the observation park to a field at the approach end) and, according to flight aware, just went back to Atlanta. I thought for sure that a United 737 had a right engine strike, but he/she pulled it out just in time.
CHQ does not have any E-170 in the fleet currently, it all has been transfered to Shuttle America or Republic Airlines because of the scope clause in the contract for American Connection limiting to 50 pax seat max.
RDUDDJI From Lesotho, joined Jun 2004, 1377 posts, RR: 3 Reply 12, posted (5 years 10 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3022 times:
It was pretty bad here yesterday. I live out by Raleigh East (9NC0). I didn't see a single plane come or go all afternoon. I don't think it was the winds as much as it was the gusts. There were gusts in the area at over 50K. RDU's config is 5/23's. I believe the winds were at about 290-300 all day. RDU does have 14/32, but it's way to short (3600ft) for any commercial flights (by commercial, I mean pax flights).
Quoting Trooper508 (Reply 9): I grew up in Miami and have been a plane-fanatic for as long as I can remember...heading out the airport several times a week since I could drive myself. I cannot recall as many missed approaches/aborted landings as I saw between 2pm - 445pm today.
Hate I missed that. I was out on my scoot yesterday, I should've rolled out to RDU. Heck, I had trouble scooting with the high crosswinds!
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Adman737 From Ecuador, joined Sep 2007, 86 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (5 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2914 times:
I know how bad it was I was in nj driving right past EWR on 95 going home to hampton, va and I saw about 3 COs give up and abort there landings, driving on 95 was hard enough my car switched lanes on me twice the winds were bad I was fighting with the car for 7 hours just imagine how bad a pilot would have it.