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KenFlo

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Crosswind
« on: December 23, 2018, 08:21:14 am »
Flying from TN to TX last Friday I encountered a direct crosswind that was a little surprising.  As you can see in the attached photo, I had a 130 crosswind at FL260. Have never seen that before.  Thank goodness it wasn't a headwind!

SKYFLYER

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Re: Crosswind
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2018, 09:02:42 am »
Seems like a good time to divert to KMSY as  130KTS on the tail you would be there in a flash and enjoy a little gumbo while the feisty winds calmed a bit then head home to TX 8)

donv

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Re: Crosswind
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2018, 12:28:24 pm »
Always fun when the force vector on the ADI is off the screen!

How was it when you descended or flew out of those winds?

With that strong of a crosswind, you're typically flying across the jetstream and get bumped around coming into it and coming out of it.

Reminds me of an old saying a guy I used to fly with had-- "whatever you do, stay away from the elbow in the jet stream!"

KenFlo

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Re: Crosswind
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2018, 01:20:27 pm »
All of the airlines were looking for smoother air.  I had light to sometimes aggregating chop.....slows you down.  The controllers were worn out constantly moving those guys up and down.  I think it was pretty bad in the 30ís.