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ATL Diversions At CSG 6/13/12  
User currently offlinespudsmac From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 303 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3564 times:

I heard a ton of jets taking off tonight and looked on flightaware since it's not normal to have that many departures and it was unusual types departing also and saw that there were a ton of diversions that landed here. They were all destined for ATL and instead landed here from 2015 to 2105 local.

Anyone know what was up in ATL? There were not any wx issues then.

http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KCSG

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User currently offlineas739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6187 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3534 times:

There were weather issue's. Still 50 min arrivals delays according to flightaware, and it's midnight there.


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User currently offlinespudsmac From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3520 times:

Quoting as739x (Reply 1):
There were weather issue's. Still 50 min arrivals delays according to flightaware, and it's midnight there.

What weather? Radar is clear and all airports in the region are VFR.


User currently offlineN5716B From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3514 times:

There were huge wx issues -- as in I got to drive through them (I work close to KATL). There was a very large thunderstorm that came through and really made a mess of things. Hearing there were many diversions doesn't surprise me, as it was a VERY large thunderstorm system.


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User currently offlineCompensateMe From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 1281 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3499 times:

Not certain if it's related to ther weather, but DL116 DTW-ATL operated as a 744.


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User currently offlinespudsmac From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3489 times:

Quoting N5716B (Reply 3):

There were huge wx issues -- as in I got to drive through them (I work close to KATL). There was a very large thunderstorm that came through and really made a mess of things. Hearing there were many diversions doesn't surprise me, as it was a VERY large thunderstorm system.

Hrmm. Don't know how I missed it. I've been in PHX for a long time and I guess I don't pay attention to the WX as much as I used to when I was here.

Quoting CompensateMe (Reply 4):

Not certain if it's related to ther weather, but DL116 DTW-ATL operated as a 744.

That's pretty cool. Those are some really pretty birds.

[Edited 2012-06-13 21:15:32]

User currently offlineairtran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3705 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3479 times:
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Quoting spudsmac (Reply 2):
What weather? Radar is clear and all airports in the region are VFR.

I was on the ramp at E30 around 2000 tonight when the sky unleashed hell. Pea sized hail, lightning on the field, and intense thunderstorms. It was nasty.



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7859 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3365 times:

Lots of weather today in ATL. Dad was delayed for a while until being rerouted through MSP.

Quoting CompensateMe (Reply 4):
Not certain if it's related to ther weather, but DL116 DTW-ATL operated as a 744.

   I hope someone got a photo



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User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4224 posts, RR: 37
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3323 times:

One thunderstorm wrecked the operation tonight. The flight aware flight tracks are funny.. you zoom in and there's a single cell parked right over the airport.


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User currently offlineMaddogJT8D From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 401 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3029 times:

Quoting XFSUgimpLB41X (Reply 8):
there's a single cell parked right over the airport.

Not only did it park itself right over the airport, it stayed there and over downtown for a while (I live in the highlands, east of mid-town). I didn't see it start calming down until almost 10PM, which certainly would put a damper on the evening rush.


User currently offlinePilotman52 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2781 times:

We had about 12 diversions at HSV. Several Deltas and Air Trans. Apparently that storm didn't want to go anywhere last night...

User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7859 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2598 times:

Quoting Pilotman52 (Reply 10):
We had about 12 diversions at HSV. Several Deltas and Air Trans. Apparently that storm didn't want to go anywhere last night...

Sounds like a monsoon storm.....but in the southeast. Looked pretty strong on the radar returns too.



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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2583 times:

Quoting airtran737 (Reply 6):
I was on the ramp at E30 around 2000 tonight when the sky unleashed hell. Pea sized hail, lightning on the field, and intense thunderstorms. It was nasty.
Quoting MaddogJT8D (Reply 9):
Not only did it park itself right over the airport, it stayed there and over downtown for a while (I live in the highlands, east of mid-town). I didn't see it start calming down until almost 10PM, which certainly would put a damper on the evening rush.

I live several miles south of ATL and it rained fairly steadily for at least an hour and 15 minutes with several heavy downpours. I know in about that timeframe we got over an inch of rain. I don't know how long the rain continued to fall after it got dark.

Nothing really out of the ordinary though, just your typical Summer pop-up thunderstorm. Some are worst than others and I do remember working out on the ramp for AirTran and ASA during some pretty hellacious summer storms. Nothing like driving back from landside in a torrential downpour with lightning flashing so frequently it nearly blinds you momentarily.

CSG is one of a number of cities in the region that see ATL diversions during these sort of storms. HSV, MCN, VLD, ABY, GSP, AVL, CAE, CHA, MGM, and BHM are commonly used as diversion airports when ATL has bad weather. Depending on when the storm hits, you might see flights diverting to places like JAN, MEM, CLT, and GSO because the closer in diversion airports may already be maxed out or they may not have the runways to handle larger international a/c


User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2578 times:

I was on DL73 JFK-ATL yesterday (B76ER) that diverted to CVG. That was no fun..... especially since I was coming off DL217 DKR-JFK already..


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User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3075 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

Quoting srbmod (Reply 12):
HSV, MCN, VLD, ABY, GSP, AVL, CAE, CHA, MGM, and BHM are commonly used as diversion airports when ATL has bad weather.

Don't forget AGS. We diverted in a 777 there once a few summers back. Interesting experience.  


User currently offlineas739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6187 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2453 times:

Quoting spudsmac (Reply 2):
What weather?

The weather everyone described above.  



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7859 posts, RR: 19
Reply 16, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2433 times:

Quoting N312RC (Reply 13):
I was on DL73 JFK-ATL yesterday (B76ER) that diverted to CVG. That was no fun..... especially since I was coming off DL217 DKR-JFK already..
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...3/history/20120613/2230Z/KJFK/KCVG
Why to CVG ? That's kind-of crazy IMO. Couldn't it have gone to MEM by the time it turned around?



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User currently offlineaviationbuff08 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 346 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2269 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 16):
Why to CVG ? That's kind-of crazy IMO. Couldn't it have gone to MEM by the time it turned around?



When the storm hit ATL they were still over an hour out and the close in diversion spots were getting crowded as this was an unforecasted/popup type storm and extra fuel wasn't in the original flight plans for yesterday. So flight crew and dispatcher figured CVG not only could handle the 767-300ER but not be too busy to quickly get the plane back on its way. Believe the block time in CVG was under 20 mins.

Quoting XFSUgimpLB41X (Reply 8):
One thunderstorm wrecked the operation tonight. The flight aware flight tracks are funny.. you zoom in and there's a single cell parked right over the airport.



Yeah and it didn't move very fast. Cause a lot of wind-shear and closed the ramp for 45 minutes. Typical summer pop up storm and everyone is caught without alternate fuel.

It caused 40-50 mainline diversions alone, so guessing DCI probably had just as much if not more.

[Edited 2012-06-15 01:40:25]

User currently offlinecomairguycvg From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 337 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2225 times:

"CSG is one of a number of cities in the region that see ATL diversions during these sort of storms. HSV, MCN, VLD, ABY, GSP, AVL, CAE, CHA, MGM, and BHM are commonly used as diversion airports when ATL has bad weather. Depending on when the storm hits, you might see flights diverting to places like JAN, MEM, CLT, and GSO because the closer in diversion airports may already be maxed out or they may not have the runways to handle larger international a/c."

Don't forget TYS. They got a KLM MD-11 that night, along with a 757 and a total of about 6 diversions I believe.


User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

Quoting catiii (Reply 14):
Don't forget AGS. We diverted in a 777 there once a few summers back. Interesting experience.  
Quoting comairguycvg (Reply 18):
Don't forget TYS. They got a KLM MD-11 that night, along with a 757 and a total of about 6 diversions I believe.

When I was recalling cities I remember seeing flights diverted to when I worked in the industry, I forgot about those two and was a complete oversight on my part. Just a bit of senility hitting me.....  


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