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Old 7th Mar 2008, 13:22   #1 (permalink)
 
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News of rumoured extreme low pressure. 940mb.

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?
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Old 7th Mar 2008, 13:34   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 7th Mar 2008, 13:42   #3 (permalink)
 
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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!
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Old 7th Mar 2008, 13:48   #4 (permalink)
 
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rubik101News of rumoured extreme low pressure. 940mb.
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gross-wind landings,
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"Gross-wind landings"??? Not sure this would be welcome in the cockpit!

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Old 7th Mar 2008, 14:03   #5 (permalink)
 
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Better to get the warnings direct than via the news agencies:

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/..._warnings.html
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Old 7th Mar 2008, 14:13   #6 (permalink)
 
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Unhappy

Well thats just lovely, back to work after a week of Annual Leave on Monday and where am I going? Dublin. Twice. Yeeeeeeee-haaaaaaaaaaaa!!!
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Old 7th Mar 2008, 14:15   #7 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 7th Mar 2008, 14:24   #8 (permalink)
 
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Well at least if you get it wrong first time you'll get another chance
Or if I get it wrong first time I could end up on the news!!!!
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Old 7th Mar 2008, 14:30   #9 (permalink)
 
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Looking at the surface weather charts (Friday to Monday as I type), it is interesting to see that the low in question does not even form until Sunday 1200.

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/..._pressure.html

Strong southerlies on Monday morning. Good luck at Heathrow and Gatwick.
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Old 7th Mar 2008, 15:07   #10 (permalink)
 
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I guess I will not be going far in the Chieftain then !!

Patient one.
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Old 7th Mar 2008, 15:20   #11 (permalink)
 
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The weather warning is now speicifying Mon through Tues.

"Good luck...We're All Counting on You."
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Old 7th Mar 2008, 15:22   #12 (permalink)

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Try Ottawa today/tonight...

"Well, this is it: they're predicting the worst storm of the year starting this afternoon for the next 24 hours...50cm (yes, 20"), 70kmh winds, etc."

Global warming? Wrong globe
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Old 7th Mar 2008, 17:09   #13 (permalink)
 
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What happened, did George Bush's head finally implode?
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Old 7th Mar 2008, 17:21   #14 (permalink)
 
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I'm Glad i'm rostered for the simulator Monday / Tuesday
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Old 7th Mar 2008, 17:55   #15 (permalink)
 
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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
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Old 7th Mar 2008, 18:04   #16 (permalink)
 
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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
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Old 7th Mar 2008, 18:17   #17 (permalink)
 
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I'm SLF on Monday from EGNT to EGAA.

I'm feeling nervous already

Maybe it's time to use my first sick day of the year.
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Old 7th Mar 2008, 21:13   #18 (permalink)
 
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Bum,

I am LHR -Dublin and back on Monday.
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Old 7th Mar 2008, 21:38   #19 (permalink)
 
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I remember a very low low in previous years. It was below the minimum altimeter setting so everyone had to set a nominal figure.

To the person who posted a rumour of extreme low pressure. Don't worry there won't be a hurricane..............

Well someone had to be first

EDIT: Just as I posted the above the ad for STORM AVIATION materialised in the middle of it. Talk about targeted advertising.
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Old 7th Mar 2008, 22:43   #20 (permalink)
 
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Glad I'm not flying on Monday !

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