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Something Rare For LAX...

Fri Mar 28, 2003 12:54 pm

KLAX 280250Z 35025G36KT 10SM FEW100 SCT250 21/01 A2980

Hitting crosswind limits! Some flights diverting...
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RE: Something Rare For LAX...

Fri Mar 28, 2003 1:16 pm

Yow! Yikes, those are some bad winds. Yeah, LAX had some Santa Ana winds yesterday and parts of today. That is pretty rare. Speaking of rare, did LAX turn around to a 6L/R, 7L/R pattern at all? If so, I hope Paul Paulsen was out there  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Something Rare For LAX...

Fri Mar 28, 2003 1:41 pm

IF LAX has winds out of the north gusting to 36 kts, the Santa Ana's must be something fierce. I'd be interested to know what the winds are at ONT along about now.

Tom in NO (at MSY)

BTW, my dad and stepmom flew AS 465 ONT-PDX this afternoon, bet they caught some headwinds.
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RE: Something Rare For LAX...

Fri Mar 28, 2003 2:05 pm

When I pulled that LAX weather, ONT was actually only 30003. Tomorrow, they'll be 04015 with higher gusts, so the LLWS and turbulence ought to be quite sporting. It was these types of conditions that existed when the footage was shot of the UPS DC-8 on approach that weathervaned and then went around...

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RE: Something Rare For LAX...

Fri Mar 28, 2003 2:12 pm

No guys............... No reverse pattern this time.

You can always check this website http://www4.passur.com/lax.html to see which way the traffic is landing..........

Also, at this website you can get an hourly weather update for LAX.
http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/current/KLAX.html

I'm always looking for the reverse pattern at LAX to get some shots, but as you know it's rare.

Plus, the National Guard is back.  Pissed I only hope the won't bother the Imperial Hill!

Paul
 
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RE: Something Rare For LAX...

Fri Mar 28, 2003 2:52 pm

I caugh sight of a few approaches at ONT for the 8's. This evening they returned to the 26's.
 
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RE: Something Rare For LAX...

Fri Mar 28, 2003 3:12 pm



I just landed at LAX in a 757...

Lots of "shaking" seconds before landing, the pilots had their hands full landing this plane...


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RE: Something Rare For LAX...

Sat Mar 29, 2003 4:47 am

Only had a slight delay for us (AA1553; YYZ-LAX) with one turn in holding near PGS and then again near HEC. Socal Approach was not accepting any requests (someone was told to: "go where we say or go somewhere else"). 25L arrivals were reportedly considerably smoother than the 24R approaches (closer to the mountains) so naturally we got sent to the north side.  Crying Fairly smooth descent until we got below the tops of the mountains, then a bumpy (but not too terrible) ride to about 1000'. From 1000' AFL to about 75' AFL we encountered very strong gusts and a couple of wind shears. The FO was flying and he did an outstanding job all the way to a smooth landing --the showoff.  Big thumbs up Taxiing on the ground was difficult as the plane wanted to weathervane into the wind. Significant rudder and steering tiller input required just to stay on the taxiways.

I tell F/A's that pilots normally "earn" their monthly salary once or twice a month. Last night was one of those times where we earned our entire month's salary. But heck, that's what makes flying "fun."  Wink/being sarcastic
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