I just ventured out to my balcony here in Miami Beach to gaze over towards MIA and observed what appear to be normal takeoff operations to the east. Winds off the ocean (I live right on the beach) are sustained at 27 knots gusting to 36 knots.
This question is directed at pilots on here.
Just before getting underway, on a very windy night like this, with all the pax knowing the effects of a hurricane are already being felt, do you make an announcement to the pax to let them know that despite the high winds, the plane can handle it, you anticipate just a bit of a bumpy takeoff, etc.?