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Even The Seagulls Are Grounded

Old 8th Feb 2020, 05:32
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Exclamation Even The Seagulls Are Grounded

I don't normally have a very high opinion of seagulls and their lack of desire to fly (except for Toyota ads), but in this instance, they are forgiven!

KARRATHA (YPKA) TAF AMD YPKA 080456Z 0805/0906
09050G70KT 2000 MODERATE RAIN OVC010
FM080700 05040G65KT 3000 MODERATE RAIN OVC010
FM081000 25035G50KT 3000 MODERATE RAIN OVC010
FM082200 25025G40KT 8000 LIGHT RAIN BKN020
FM090100 28020G35KT 9999 LIGHT RAIN BKN030 TEMPO 0805/0812 1000 MODERATE RAIN BKN005
PROB30 TEMPO 0805/0809 VRB50G90KT 0500 THUNDERSTORMS WITH MODERATE RAIN BKN003 SCT015CB
PROB30 TEMPO 0809/0901 VRB40G60KT 1000 THUNDERSTORMS WITH MODERATE RAIN BKN008 SCT025CB
RMK FM080600 SEV TURB BLW 5000FT TL081800
FM081800 MOD TURB BLW 5000FT
T 26 28 28 28 Q 985 985 992 996

SPECI YPKA 080624Z AUTO 09078G100KT //// // BKN004 OVC009 26/M04 Q0965 RMK RF08.2/068.0
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Old 8th Feb 2020, 06:23
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‘Tis certainly the week for bad weather. Rocked into Sydney today finally after a go-around and 55 minutes of holding. Showers were horizontal with only 50km winds. Hardest braking I’ve ever experienced in a heavy in all my years, thought we may end up off the end of the third runway into the bay.
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Old 8th Feb 2020, 06:40
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Showers were horizontal with only 50km winds. Hardest braking I’ve ever experienced in a heavy in all my years, thought we may end up off the end of the third runway into the bay.
Sounds more like a media interview with a panic stricken passenger!
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Old 8th Feb 2020, 06:46
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Looks like most Asian airport metars in a typhoon......no biggy......
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Old 8th Feb 2020, 09:38
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Sea breeze is in:

SPECI YPKA 081030Z AUTO 28067G91KT //// // ////// 24/// Q0976 RMK RF02.6/109.0
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Old 9th Feb 2020, 23:55
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Right hand 'down' a bit....A bootfull of rudder....???

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Old 10th Feb 2020, 00:54
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You wouldn’t need a Storch or a Cub to do one those reverse flight demos, you could almost do it in a Chieftain.
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Old 10th Feb 2020, 01:38
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Originally Posted by Capn Bloggs View Post
I don't normally have a very high opinion of seagulls and their lack of desire to fly (except for Toyota ads), but in this instance, they are forgiven!
Jonathan was a keen flyer.
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Old 10th Feb 2020, 12:20
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Quite a bit of damage at Karratha Airport.
GSE, Electrical, Buildings, PAPI,
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Old 10th Feb 2020, 12:39
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Hopefully the new globes will be better for the gulls than the last lot (although probably not required for Jonathan)...
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