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Windy Landings: What Are The Restrictions?  
User currently offlineLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

When does it become TOO windy to allow for a safe landing? How many knots/MPH?

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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1890 times:

Depends on the aircraft and the direction of the wind.
It might also be more risky to stay up than to attempt a landing at some point (say, fuel almost gone, engine failure etc.).



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

It depends on the wind direction/relative to the runway and the aircraft.

The size of the aircraft and the weight

And the limits of the aircraft.

For example, When I worked for Reeve we frequently would conduct flight operations in 60 knots of wind or greater with the B-727 aircraft



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User currently offline757pf From United States of America, joined May 2001, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1849 times:

Interesting.....

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1844 times:

No, Interesting was the time I was in the back of a Reeve 727-22C landing over the dike at Adak, Alaska with a 45 knot tailwind.


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User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

Max permissable x-wind for SIA B744 TO is reported to be 30 knots.

Rgds,
CP


User currently offlinePW4084 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1834 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.

PW4084


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]




User currently offlineAmbasaid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

A 45 knot TAILWIND? Are you sure?

The normal tailwind limit is 10 kts.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

Yup 45kts.....

Heard it from the guy riding in the jumpseat and we where noticably faster on the landing. It was enough to get my attention and I had been working for them for about two years then.

That and I ended having to load the same flight out there and I would say it was blowing that hard too.




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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1822 times:

Pilot I work with took this shot. In case anybody want's to know what the Dutch Harbor Airport looks like. That was the METAR that PW 4804 put up earlier.

Click HERE!!!!!



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User currently offlineFXRA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 705 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 1 day ago) and read 1796 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



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