Pilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 11 Posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1284 times:
I just logged into Duats to check my prospects of getting out of IND tommorow (12/17) and this is what I found:
Indianapolis IN [IND]: URGENT pilot report
at Shelbyville [SHB VOR] at 9:00pm EST (0200Z), at 11,000 feet a McDonnell-Douglas MD-80/81/82/83/87/88 reported turbulence severe turbulence 185 - 110 ... PILOT SOUNDED quite NERVOUS .. having hard time KEEPING WINGS level .. Indianapolis Center (IN) Center Weather Service Unit
Looking out my window, it's a defination to the "T" for a blizzard. Looks like I'm going nowhere tommorow. Another fun day in the dorms.
Pilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1053 times:
I do both. I like having a second opinion. Those FSS guys are pretty knowledgeable. They have many of time saved me the trouble of trying to fly in a soupy weather (when the vis has been 3 miles or slightly above).
CX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6598 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1042 times:
Remember, or hear about the UA flight on it's way to HKG a couple of weeks ago from SFO that hit severe turbulence near Anchorage? A few people were injured and the aircraft diverted to ANC. Well, I was flying behind that aircraft maybe half an hour later while the 744 was dumping fuel. We got the turbulence warning, and felt very uneasy flying towards it, but fortunately nothing happened!