Topic Author
Posts: 861
Joined: Thu Apr 22, 2004 3:42 pm

Is This A Definition Of Wind Shear?

Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:28 pm


Is this how a typical wind shear looks like (with a happy ending here)?

If there are reports of expected wind shear, are throttles kept at above idle just to be able to recover in case the a/c actually gets pushed to ground? I hope to start my PPL soon, so just asking...  

Aviation is not so much a profession as it is a disease.
Posts: 236
Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:21 pm

RE: Is This A Definition Of Wind Shear?

Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:58 pm

That could be minor vertical windshear. Though it's hard to tell, it looks like in the very beginning of the video that there were slight crosswinds.

If windshear is consistent at an airport, oftentimes flights will begin to divert after more than two missed approaches. This is common in airports like DEN and ASE and COS. If you're in any modern airliner on final approach, EFIS will throw up a shear warning verbally. SOP is then to go around. Wind shear is too unpredictable to fool around with.

Popular Searches On

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos