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Effect Of Hurricanes On Flight Plans  
User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2046 posts, RR: 21
Posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

We've got a major hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. What happens to, say, a flight from San Antonio to Atlanta on Friday, when Hurricane Lili has come ashore in SE TX/SW LA? Does it vector around? Does it go over? Is it cancelled?


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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

Most of the time it would go around it. My friend flew from EWR-DFW when Hurricane Hugo was around, it was over NC and my friend said she saw it pretty clearly..


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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

im sorry, im not making sense, i ment to say go over it. my friend flew over it.


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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1415 times:

>>>Does it vector around? Does it go over? Is it cancelled?

It would depend upon a number of things. If the tops of storms were such that they could get over them, no problem for normal routes. If the tops were higher and getting over them not possible, it may be possible to go between the storms. If that's not possible (a solid area versus a scattered area), planning around them is the way to go.

As far as cancellations go, that would be more likely a factor for flights to/from any airport in the affected area, and less likely ones that are just transiting the area at normal crusing altitudes. In the terminal area, the most prevalent effects of the storm are the crosswinds, whose velocities can easily exceed max limits, especially on a wet runway.


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