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AMS closed Friday 8th June?

Old 9th Jun 2007, 00:15
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AMS closed Friday 8th June?

Overhead AMS early this evening and again later, on return trip, I heard on the radio that the airport was closed.

Any Info on this one?

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Old 9th Jun 2007, 01:03
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Not sure, but maybe there were some delays, due to this:
EHAM 081755Z 25014KT 230V290 4500 VCSH FEW005 BKN007 FEW032CB 18/17 Q1015 NOSIG
EHAM 081725Z 26016KT 220V290 5000 -TSRA FEW012 SCT032CB 19/17 Q1015 BECMG 8000
EHAM 081655Z 19031G42KT 2500 TSRA FEW025 BKN032CB 19/17 Q1015 BECMG 22015KT 9999 NSW
EHAM 081625Z 15008KT 120V190 7000 -TSRA BKN032CB 26/19 Q1013 TEMPO VRB12G22KT 4500 TSRAGR
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If that was supposed to be -TSRA then I really don't want to know what +TSRA might look like.
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Old 9th Jun 2007, 17:32
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31G42KT 2500 TSRA FEW025 BKN032CB
Looks like Toronto Weather. Good to close the airport, otherwise AF might have tried to land anyway...

Bad joke, I admit...
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Old 9th Jun 2007, 19:20
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YYZ weather...

Yesterday at about 1700 local we had 28036G56 TSRA as a cold front passed through what had been a 31C day dropping the temperature to 19C. No arrivals or departures for about 45 minutes. Lesson learnt?
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Old 9th Jun 2007, 19:40
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wow

flew in from cannes in my CJ in some of the worse weather I seen in 25 years in this business

The controllers at AMS are the best!!

Thanks Guys CLF9
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Old 9th Jun 2007, 19:59
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complete ground handling stop for approx 20mins....several a/c in the hold also on the ground on their way to the runway due to heavy TS right over the field approx 8 a/c diverted due not enough fuel
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Old 9th Jun 2007, 20:56
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Thank goodness I checked out 2 hours earlier and missed all that! And I think you're right - at times like that the AMS controllers are fantastic.
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Old 10th Jun 2007, 16:12
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Was there on Friday between about 1400 and 1610 (BHX flight was 30 late) and there was no sign of any major problems bar the usual small selection of delays and cancellations. Handled very well, then.

What sort of time are we talking about? I might well have been a passenger on F100_Driver's flight...
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We landed just before 1800z on Friday, having been cleared Sugol SPL, we decided to head north and dodge a big wall of red that seemed to be sitting just to the west of the airfield.

Ended up about 30 to 40 nm north of the airfield about to try for 18R when according to controllers something popped up on the 18R path, so we went all the way round at 4000 through mod to severe turbulence (in clear air) to rwy 27. Glad we didn't route to SPL and glad we didn't go around as that would have been interesting.

Good job by ATC though, appreciated that they let us get on with our tour of holland whilst dodging what we could.

Only time at AMS i have never seen any Easyjet a/c
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