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Is This A Definition Of Wind Shear?  
User currently offlineBEG2IAH From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 892 posts, RR: 15
Posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1510 times:
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Guys,

Is this how a typical wind shear looks like (with a happy ending here)?

http://www.flightlevel350.com/video_streaming.php?id=17623

If there are reports of expected wind shear, are throttles kept at above idle just to be able to recover in case the a/c actually gets pushed to ground? I hope to start my PPL soon, so just asking...  

Thanks.


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User currently offlineSEA From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

That could be minor vertical windshear. Though it's hard to tell, it looks like in the very beginning of the video that there were slight crosswinds.

If windshear is consistent at an airport, oftentimes flights will begin to divert after more than two missed approaches. This is common in airports like DEN and ASE and COS. If you're in any modern airliner on final approach, EFIS will throw up a shear warning verbally. SOP is then to go around. Wind shear is too unpredictable to fool around with.


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