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FLL Departure Question  
User currently offlineMia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 6
Posted (11 years 2 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

ok this morning I departed FLL on a B6 flight to JFK. Immediately after we got off the ground, we took a pretty sharp turn south (obviously New York is North). There was some pretty bad weather in the area I assume we were trying to avoid it? This has never happened to me before and I was actually a little nervous. Was my assumption correct? Thanks.


MIA777
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User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5042 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1903 times:

Most likely that was it.

I was on a flight out of FLL couple years ago and there were storms offshore so the pilot made a sharp LEFT turn immediately after takeoff. When I say immediately I mean before clearing the end of the runway! We were headed north over US-1 (Federal Hwy) when usually they fly rwy hdg for a couple miles then turn.

bruce



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1907 times:

Lots of thunderstorms in southern Florida, even now.

See:

http://weather.noaa.gov/radar/mosaic/DS.p19r0/ar.us.conus.shtml

In addition to diversions at FLL and PBI, all flights to/from the area are getting non-standard and otherwise oddball routings to stay clear of the weather...



User currently offlineFsuwxman From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 439 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

I hope the pilots are careful with those sharp turns to the north after take off on 9L, those smoke stacks are right there...  Nuts


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User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1637 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 2 days ago) and read 1651 times:

Forget the Smokestacks, I would be more worried about the 5 gantry cranes that building the new parking garage/car rental center. The tallest is about 290ft.


My Country can beat up your Country....
User currently offlineMia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1624 times:

Thanks for the answers. It wasn't that immediate where we were going to hit the cranes or smokestacks (which would have been a turn north anways) but I just found it very odd that we were going to Miami. But then he [the pilot] made a westerly turn and a few minutes later north which was relieving...Its funny because sometimes for a quick flight in FS I take off from 9L at FLL and head to MIA...the pilot seemed to have imitated my mock flights! But yes, the storms were bad and the weather all along the coast was just the same. A few nice drops off the coast of NC...


MIA777
User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5042 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

I'm surprised they weren't using 27 on that day, with bad wx off to the east.


bruce



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineFsuwxman From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 439 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 21 hours ago) and read 1585 times:

IT was interesting at MIA yesterday... Storms seemed to be sitting over Miami Beach, and they were taking off on 9L and making sharp turns to the north right over Hialeah. It was impressive seeing a DL 764 going right over my head on the Airport Expressway turning north.


ASOS... Another Shi#y Observation Station
User currently offlineB747Skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 21 hours ago) and read 1573 times:

For storm avoidance, be aware that when pilots line up on a runway, using the radar, they can scan the skies ahead of them, and request a turn to avoid the clouds in coordination with ATC departure control... another thing, ATC do not "see" clouds and bad weather, airplanes do, so controllers rely on info or requests from pilots regarding storm avoidance, such as saying "123 requesting immediate turn to the south after takeoff to avoid charlie bravo", the answer may be "123, cleared for takeoff, left turn approved heading 180, climb to maintain 3,000, contact departure 123.4"...
xxx
Happy contrails  Smile
(s) Skipper


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