BBC reporting the coming of a stormy Sunday/Monday with pressure down to approx 940mb. Expect storm force winds and severe turbulence, so the lady said. Just checked my roster and see I land late Sunday. Get your videos cameras ready to record all the wing tip taps, gross-wind landings, wheel squirming bounces, crab kicking and ring squeezing landings so that we can read all about how bad/rubbish/badly trained/inexperienced/unsafe/loco-hence untrained we all are on Tuesday. Does news of a rumour qualify for this thread?
Location: Dublin, Ireland. (No, I just live here.)
Press Association says 80mph winds are expected. It has to cross Ireland to get to the UK, of course, and ie expected to be pretty severe. Considering some of the Dublin landings I've experienced as SLF, I'm glad I'm not travelling during this period.
I remember flying a helicopter out to an oil rig in the North Sea in the 80's altimeters those days only went to 945mb but the pressure went down below 940mb so the decision was made to all fly on 950mb for separation purposes. I do remember it was a good bumpy ride, have fun!
Cloud-Bunny Well at least if you get it wrong first time you'll get another chance
I remember the infamous 'hurricane' in 1987, mainly cos I was at Kinloss, well out of the way! Called St. Mawgan for their weather about 20:00 and the QFE was down around 952mb. Had to get the old training books out to work out how to use QNEif the pressure went below 945mb.
Here is the perfect chance for those who have participated on the LH A320 at HAM thread to "demonstrate" that crew on how it's done in this sort of wx. Better take extra fuel, you might end up diverting down here to LIS
Some of my best landings have been in rough WX. I have admit when A.T.C. say.
"Cleared to land runway 27 the surface wind is calm" I sh!t myself ... yehh I know. I don't follow the norm do I Ohhh! I've just seen my roster...early LGW's Tuesday