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Letter: Does any of this sound feasible at St Vincent's Argyle Airport?
Published on December 7, 2013 Email To Friend    Print Version

Dear Sir:

Just a few verses I lifted from an article I was reading.

Common landing crosswind limit for most commercial aircraft is around 36 knots or around 41 mph. This could be given by the manufacturer or airline policy. Give or take a few knots depending on aircraft type and size.

Gusts are more problematic than continued wind.

A lot of wind observation and analysis takes place before a runway is ever constructed, so direct crosswinds are fairly uncommon. Additional, most large airports have multiple runways, so crosswind takeoffs and landings can be avoided as much as possible.

Low level wind shear or severe turbulence associated with the wind are factors that could, in conjunction with the high winds cause a problem.

Most airports have multiple runways. The pilot will be able to change runways to use the head wind to shorten the take-off run.

Peter Binose
Self Appointed Keeper of the Whistle
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