Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Flight Deck Forums > Rumours & News
Reload this Page >

Blow Me ! ( not literally though ! )

Rumours & News Reporting Points that may affect our jobs or lives as professional pilots. Also, items that may be of interest to professional pilots.

Blow Me ! ( not literally though ! )

Old 27th Oct 2002, 08:15
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: UK
Posts: 314
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Unhappy Blow Me ! ( not literally though ! )

Seeing as it's a bit windy out there at the moment ( at LTN we're currently gusting 61kts ), anyone got any interesting stories from today ?

( Apologies to US crews used to hurricanes etc ! )

Last edited by ghost-rider; 27th Oct 2002 at 08:59.
ghost-rider is offline  
Old 27th Oct 2002, 08:42
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: SE UK
Posts: 242
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
EGLL 270920Z 25043G64KT 9999 FEW022 BKN038 13/04 Q0996 NOSIG

Not a good time to be in an Airbus me thinks....
Land ASAP is offline  
Old 27th Oct 2002, 09:29
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: UK
Posts: 24
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Bmi just landing at East Midlands 260 45 gusting 61

270 55

260 39

270 47

270 42


Rather be on the ground wishing I was in the air.
09.19 gmt 240 51 gusting 66
avlerx is offline  
Old 27th Oct 2002, 09:36
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sussex
Posts: 141
Received 4 Likes on 2 Posts
Landed at LGW at 0820,definitely a "half crown,sixpence" job for the anal sphincter.not as bad as 2 years ago though!
farefield is offline  
Old 27th Oct 2002, 09:58
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: The 4th Quark Galaxy
Posts: 162
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Is it windy, can't say as I noticed as I alighted gently this morning at LGW.

Damn fine landing, just a shame it was the FO and not me
Recover is offline  
Old 27th Oct 2002, 10:05
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Posts: 1,178
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Cool

Straight down the runway.......what's your problem?
FlapsOne is offline  
Old 27th Oct 2002, 10:59
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Posts: 3,982
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Land ASAP, why not a good time to be in an Airbus with mini ground speed function and autothrust?

Personally I cannot think of a better type of aircraft to be in in these wind conditions - although I hasten to add that I have also flown Boeings and that this comment is not intended to start a Boeing/Airbus debate!!
fireflybob is offline  
Old 27th Oct 2002, 11:28
  #8 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: 52N 20E
Posts: 713
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'm doing BHD-LGW-BHD in a couple of hours , should keep me amused !
Smokie is offline  
Old 27th Oct 2002, 12:26
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Posts: 70
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
First of all may I say that having watched Aircraft landing for about 1.5 hours this morning on 27L at LHR...what ever the Pilots are being paid it isn't enought.

It got me wondering as to crosswind landing limits for different types of aircraft and different airlines. Could someone enlighten me as to the limits for different aircraft and do the airlines themselves impose stricter limits.
trustno1 is offline  
Old 27th Oct 2002, 12:28
  #10 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: UK
Posts: 163
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Try BHX for size chaps... Runway 33 anyone??
fatboy slim is offline  
Old 27th Oct 2002, 12:34
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Sunrise Senior Living
Posts: 1,338
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I quite enjoyed lying in my scratcher this morning listening to the tinkle of tiles skittering down the roof and smashing on the ground below!!
Cheers,
mcdhu
mcdhu is offline  
Old 27th Oct 2002, 14:25
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: UK
Posts: 1,294
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We had gusts at 62 kts this am , landings were interesting to watch (finger held over crash button just in case ).

At least 6 light GA aircraft have been damaged or destroyed overnight at Cardiff with 1 Warrior sitting on top of another.
flower is offline  
Old 27th Oct 2002, 14:27
  #13 (permalink)  
short flights long nights
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 3,879
Received 154 Likes on 48 Posts
SPL Tempo 1317 26048G72 !!!! Hang on tight!!!!
SOPS is online now  
Old 27th Oct 2002, 14:47
  #14 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: SE UK
Posts: 242
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Firefly Bob,

What the FAC (Flight Augmentation Computer) is it doing now? Stir that porridge, Sir.
Land ASAP is offline  
Old 27th Oct 2002, 14:54
  #15 (permalink)  
Spitoon
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Hey flower, I guess news of this new thing called a Weather Standby hasn't reached Wales yet.
 
Old 27th Oct 2002, 15:15
  #16 (permalink)  

 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: South East
Posts: 199
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Great to be able to land and then sit on stand for 3 hours waiting to get the pax off the aircraft since it was to windy for the steps!!
batty is offline  
Old 27th Oct 2002, 16:18
  #17 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: on the golf course (Covid permitting)
Posts: 2,131
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Visited LHR twice today, early am and mid pm (in an Airbus!)

It was a little sporting, I must say, although with the wind down the runway, it was not as bad as last winter (gusting 51kts first time and 45 second visit).

On both occasions it was a little lumpy (!) below about FL070, and the ATIS was giving (2nd time) a loss of 25kts at 200ft and severe turbulence in last 0.5nm finals.

Personally, I think that the Airbus has some pros and some cons in these conditions, again not wanting to start a war being a Boeing-boy by trade.

Pros include the auto pitch trimming removing the pitch couple

Cons include groundspeed mini which can result in 160 to 4 becoming 175 to 1nm then the power coming off to reduce to Vapp target.. I personally prefer selected speed (Vls + 15 today) inside 4d. (The poor AF flight ahead of me had to go around when following a Citiation, after telling approach he would be 180kts final app speed due GSpd mini).

As an aside, never seen so many grateful pax on disembarking (or cabin crew for that matter).

..... now then, Rod, how about that 40% pay rise!
TopBunk is offline  
Old 27th Oct 2002, 18:04
  #18 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 1999
Location: Europe
Posts: 341
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Visited LHR today, in a Bus of course... nothing too bad, just choose Flap 3 for a bit more energy and Manual Thrust for some seat-o-the-pants feedback.

Just some sphincter action at 400 feet were the brunt of the shear was felt but touched down as light a feather on the 1000' marker. Pity it was the guy in the other seat doing the stick waggling :-)
320DRIVER is offline  
Old 27th Oct 2002, 18:50
  #19 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: UK
Posts: 195
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thumbs up

"swingtime" at the back of a 734 today on BA1395 MAN-LHR.
Very interesting taking off in a heavy squall and very grateful to feel no messing about with noise abatement etc! Many thanks to Mike and Louise at the front who did a fantastic job (and the cabin crew who were pretty inventive too!)
Porky Speedpig is offline  
Old 27th Oct 2002, 19:12
  #20 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: England
Posts: 32
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Angry Oh Er Missus

Watched some BMI types taking off and landing at Tesside today. No one seemed to have any problems though. Mind you, the wind was straight down the runway. I bet they were stabbing themselves in the eyes on departure just to make things tougher!!!
Soggy is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.