PW4084 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 6 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2516 times:
L-188, In my short time flying into PADK, we once took 25G30 on the wingtip in order to avoid circling when the weather was just below circling minimums. I have a healthy respect for some of the things the Reeves guys have done out there. Unalakleet and St. Marys always seemed to have crosswinds. 4 AM mail flights in the winter usually meant approaches and a direct crosswind every time, usually 20+ knots.
Oh yeah, I remember Dutch Harbor a week or two ago had the following weather:
05017G54KT 040V140 1SM SN BR OVC001 PKWND 100086/20 [we cancelled that particular day]
FXRA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 729 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (14 years 6 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2478 times:
A 45 kt tailwind?? are you nuts? AFAIK, the max cert limit allowed is a 10 kt tail for commercial. Crosswind winds vary depending on contitions and airplanes. I once read that when flight testing the 747, boeing couldn't find a crosswind strong enough to move the plane off course. I don;t know the accuracy of that though.
You guys in Alaska must be crazy... i wanna come ride with you. Later