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Airports famous for their bad weather?

Started by Hardy Heinlin, Mon, 13 Sep 2010 02:10

stekeller

Keflavik in Rejkavik, Iceland. Boeing goes there for crosswind testing.

Check this footage out...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2aDeIaG6po&feature=related

The 757s are visibly moving in the strong wind.

- Stekeller
KORD

John Golin

Raining heavily in Sydney this morning - 0730 - 0830 local (1830 - 1930 March 7th UTC)... more coming through now 0900 local (2000 UTC)
John Golin.
www.simulatorsolutions.com.au

AI744

Is it true to say in PSX... If a METAR is reporting WS then PSX will generate a Windshear warning? Will this be only a predictive or reactive also?

Do any of the weather injection engines have the fidelity to inject actual Windshear conditions into the simulator.. To create real world like conditions? Thus PSX Windshear detection system could detect something? As opposed to being told there is Windshear by the WS in the METAR?

Hardy Heinlin

Quote from: AI744If a METAR is reporting WS then PSX will generate a Windshear warning?
Yes.

QuoteWill this be only a predictive or reactive also?

If the PWS is operative and the aircraft is below ca. 1200 ft RA and if the radar sees precipitation, then there'll be a PWS before the reactive warning occurs.

AI744

That's excellent!

So on the PSX side it works as in the aircraft... Now just have to see if the weather programs actually inject the weather that would generate the warnng.

Hardy Heinlin

#25
Quote from: AI744That's excellent!

So on the PSX side it works as in the aircraft... Now just have to see if the weather programs actually inject the weather that would generate the warnng.
Clear air windshears or microbursts can be set (or injected) directly.

And PSX can generate microbursts also at random depending on the size of the local thunderstorms.

AI744

I understand it will be able to run a Windshear scenario like a full simulator.

What I was curious about is for those using it as a hobby sim (effectively) and pumping real world weather into the sim... If that weather has enough detail to actually cause Windshear... Which if the aircraft is within the system envelope would result in a warning.

Hardy Heinlin

#27
QuoteI understand it will be able to run a Windshear scenario like a full simulator.
I understood that you understood this.

I tried to say that thunderstorms injected by METAR can develop microbursts. The density and size of the thunderstorm are the details that produce microbursts which produce windshear.

Or are you asking if positions and velocities of individual air molecules can be computed to derive windshear events?

Just in case it's not already known: PSX doesn't need an add-on to get Internet weather. PSX gets it directly from the Internet.

AI744

Errr I guess I was asking about the specific winds.. But places that are likely to get Windshear eg FNC have several wind reports as opposed to the usual tower wind. If Windshear conditions exist I guess this would then also exist within PSX.

As the shear along the length of the runway would be pronounced enough to generate Windshear.

I got the PSX is also able to model the CB type WS also!

Thanks

:)

torrence

Quote from: Hardy HeinlinNarsarsuaq, Greenland:

BGBW 202120Z AUTO 08057G70KT 9999NDV -RA BKN120/// 08/M07 Q1003

60 knots headwind and 1° runway slope uphill ...

... who needs brakes :-)


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And that's when it's good!  I remember posting a few things about this field on the old forum.  My father flew Catalina's out of Narsarsuaq (then known as 'Bluie West 1') during WWII.  Don't forget that that uphill slope points toward the glacier and there is NO easy go-around option.  And I think in my Dad's day any nav-aids were turned off.

Cheers,
Torrence
Cheers
Torrence