Author Topic: 25 Dec - CYHZ Halifax Porter 471 slightly windy  (Read 1190 times)

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25 Dec - CYHZ Halifax Porter 471 slightly windy
« on: December 25, 2017, 07:20:59 PM »
CYHZ 252214Z 23040G58KT 10SM SCT016 OVC029 02/M02 A2911 RMK SC3SC5 PRESRR SLP865
CYHZ 252300Z 24025G47KT 12SM OVC022 M00/M03 A2921 RMK SC8 PRESRR SLP898

Some slight winds around Halifax today.

"comments on the approach?"
"plus or minus 30"

Also moderate turbulence in the descent though not reported on the snippet in question.
A 737 and a dash-8 diverted, but Porter285 and Porter471 could not be deterred and continued to Halifax after consideration in some very eggshaped holding patterns.
Tracks from fr24:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/pd471#ff0b326
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/pd285#ff0a92b

The eggshaped holding pattern is the result of a headwind of 125kt in one direction and 125kt tailwind in the other direction.
Ground speed changed pretty quickly by a whopping 250kt.
« Last Edit: December 25, 2017, 07:22:32 PM by wiedehopf »