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Turbulent Atlantic Crossing Today?  
User currently offlineRichie72 From Sweden, joined Sep 2007, 103 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 16396 times:

Just looking at the Turbulence charts over the Atlantic and it looks pretty rough from Western Scotland stretching way out across the ocean westbound towards Canada !
I notice on flightradar24 that flights are taking very northerly or very southerly routings today westbound...

Anybody know what the rides are like today both west and eastbound ? aircraft seem to be taking advantage of the strong tailwinds heading towards Europe...

Thx

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User currently offlinecalibansa333 From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 16342 times:

I was on DL202, which arrived Tuesday (JFK-ARN last flight of the season), and it was bumpy the entire way. Seat belt sign was turned off once for about 30 minutes. If I had to guess it was probably light bordering on moderate at times. But that was yesterday...

User currently offlineclemsonaj From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 16298 times:

http://weather.org/
Looks like there is a large disturbance moving through the northern Atlantic. Looks like the likely culprit.
AJ


User currently offlineItalianFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1099 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 16227 times:

Yea...the forecast looks a bit rough all the way

http://ows.public.sembach.af.mil/gif...FITL_UL-TURBULENCE-STANDARD_12.gif


User currently offlineplanesailing From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 816 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 16170 times:

Quoting clemsonaj (Reply 2):
Looks like there is a large disturbance moving through the northern Atlantic. Looks like the likely culprit.

Would this be the remains of hurricane Irene?


User currently offlineKeKeKumba From Canada, joined Jul 2010, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 16170 times:

My dad did YUL-BRU last night and said it was fairly bumpy all the way there. They got there in 5hr40mins, though, which is pretty darn fast. Flight Aware shows them going pretty much in a straight line.

User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7411 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 15994 times:

Very strong winds over the Atlantic at the moment and quite a few turbulence areas ...

I flew AF346 CDG-YUL on sunday and it took us 7h10 which is quite long ... but on the return flight AF347 on monday, it tooks us only 5h35 to reach CDG from YUL !


User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21565 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 15932 times:

Quoting planesailing (Reply 4):
Quoting clemsonaj (Reply 2):
Looks like there is a large disturbance moving through the northern Atlantic. Looks like the likely culprit.

Would this be the remains of hurricane Irene?

More likely the remains of Lee. Katia will be along shortly, too.

-Mir



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User currently offlineEIBusiness From Ireland, joined Feb 2010, 640 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 15837 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 7):

More likely the remains of Lee. Katia will be along shortly, too.

Indeed, and Katia will be a far more vigirous depression, registering as 960MB and lower during the Atlantic track on the latest NWP Guidance.

It's likely to track somewhere along the 53rd parallel for some time, before tracking more Northeasterly and becoming a largescale low. I suspect that the Jet in advance and south of this feature will be exceptionally strong with a widespread Southwesterly flow across Northwest Europe.

It has all the hallmarks of a nasty source of turbulence!

EIBusiness

[Edited 2011-09-07 11:05:44]


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User currently offlinemk777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 15498 times:

Along with the bumpy ride, pax bound to IAD are experiencing delays and diversions.

AF 28 diverted to YUL
BA 217 and OS 93 diverted to PHL

and if you track LH 418 and TK 7 on flightaware, they seem like approaching land around VA beach/Norfolk (ORF) before turning north towards RIC, interesting routing.



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User currently offlinealasdair1982 From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2008, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 15336 times:

BA 285 had to take a more southerly route across the ocean as far as the west coast of Greenland.

http://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/BAW285


User currently offlineluvaulter From United States of America, joined May 2006, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 14204 times:

The NAT's (North Atlantic Tracks) were split last night for the westbound flights. Tracks A and B were north over Greenland and tracks C-F were south of 50N. A large jet ran across from YYR to SNN. That is the reason for the split track structure. Rides for the westbound should have been good seeing as the tracks were out of the jet.

User currently offlinehaggis79 From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 1096 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 11129 times:

Flew CDG-ORD on AF 664 today... we took a very unusual routing going quite far south - the northernmost point of our Atlantic crossing was actually just south of Plymouth! We then went more or less in a straight line to NYC (flightaware says we took NATD) and from there south of the Great Lakes to ORD... the ride was slightly bumpy at times, but mostly smooth.


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User currently offlinelax777lr From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9973 times:

AA137 from LHR to LAX was very smooth today. Actually among the smoothest t/a crossings in the last few years.

User currently offlinemichaeljfk From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7509 times:

I was on CO 81 GVA-EWR (9/7) and we took a southerly track with an 8:30 hr flight time. FA's commented it would be rough to passengers in front of me but was actually a pretty smooth ride the entire way.

User currently offlineWandered From UK - England, joined Sep 2011, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5690 times:

I crossed eastbound last night on NAT W. Ride was fine with some light turbulence plus a few jolts. However I heard at least two other aircraft on a more northerly track experience some interesting severe turbulence with +/- 1000 fpm and +/- 20 kts.

User currently offline777boi From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4282 times:

Yes it was a very interesting ride to say the least.... I was in the crew bunks at the time and nearly kissed the roof a few times!!! Seemed to go on for a long time too.... Would have hated to have known what it was like on anything smaller than the 380!

User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2181 posts, RR: 28
Reply 17, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3784 times:

Even as far east as the North Sea it has been ludicrously windy. I flew SXF-GLA today and we had headwinds upto 160kts right on the nose heading westbound, at around FL370 as far as I can remember. Needless to say this added at least half an hour to a flight with a block time of 2 hours 10. Even at FL130 there was a 75kt wind.


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User currently offlinebedford2 From UK - England, joined Feb 2010, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3596 times:
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I flew BOS - LHR on BA214 on Monday night. 5hours and 15 minutes later we were making our approach to LHR. VOD showed 147mph tail winds and seatbelt signs were on for at least 3 hours in total if not more. Turbulence was light to moderate most of the way.

User currently offlineworkwings From United States of America, joined May 2010, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3227 times:

Just crossed CDG to EWR this afternoon. We took a very southerly route; a FA asked the pilot for me and it was track F, the southernmost he said. We also flew at 41 000 feet which seems also quite unusual in an A330. The flight was smooth almost all the way with very minor bumps during the flight.

So in the past 18 months I've done the northernmost route, well over Greenland and this southern route, from CDG to EWR.

[Edited 2011-09-08 16:54:27]

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