RetiredWeasel wrote:Can't remember what airport/airbase it was, but the ATC guys had to evacuate the tower before the winds reached some high limit like 50kts. I'm sure that restriction was airport specific and probably applies only to some older structures. Ground crews may have wind restrictions also, like driving around airstairs and using cherry pickers for de-icing.
TOGA10 wrote:Winds at DCA are showing max 54 kts, direction 320 degrees, which should suit rwy 33 quite well. Never been there myself, so I don't know if it's used for departures.
SamTheGeek wrote:TOGA10 wrote:Winds at DCA are showing max 54 kts, direction 320 degrees, which should suit rwy 33 quite well. Never been there myself, so I don't know if it's used for departures.
RWY 33 (effectively) isn't used for takeoffs anymore because the Pentagon (and its restricted airspace) is immediately beyond the threshold. It's occasionally used for landing, but Runway 1/19 is preferred because its longer. Runway 4 had been closed for years, but I think they're reopening it since they've installed EMAS.
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