Sorry for the long title but in high wind situations or poor visibility. The tower controller or approach or center could send message when aircraft is close to airport notifingthe pilot the weather is poor and won’t be able to land if you know what I’m trying to say. Didn’t see another topic but if so I’m sorry and I don’t feel this would fall into a holding pattern command cause the aircraft would have to vector to a airport with better visibility
If you know how to fly an ILS or have APPR capabilities, there is no reason not to execute a CATIII ILS approach. Also, 0 sm vis occurs very rarely in IF. Landing is the pilot’s risk, not the controllers decision. Unnecessary in my opinion.
It’s just a thought to bring more realism to the sim
If the airport was closed why would ATC stay there?
The idea is cool, but we would have to wait until dynamic weather is added.
If the region is populated and weather turns for the worse and a person wants to contorll then they can. Aircraft can leave in poor visibility but not land most of the time and I do agree with the dynamic weather system @CptNathanHope
Dumb you think that is Heathrow airport closed the ATC would walk out of the door and leave the planes un the lurch?
Thats what people sometimes don’t get is the aircraft can leave in bad visibility just not land sometimes and thank you @Thomas_Oehrling
Even in a situation with really bad weather, center or approach would put aircraft in a holding pattern until the storm passes.
it isnt just about visibilities what about wind and thunderstorms and snow…
Ryanair planes dont hold much additional fuel.
I’m talking about aircraft in general not Ryanair. In that situation, that plane would be diverted to a nearby airport.
The airport would never be “closed.” Aircraft could choose to divert. You can’t deny entry to an aircraft because of weather. It’s the pilot’s decision.
I gave it an example. A runway with snow on it would be closed due to weather.
face palm its not the pilots decision to land on a runway unless they declare an emergency
It is always the pilot’s decision whether or not to land. That’s like the first rule of aviation. The PIC makes the final decision.
Under EASA rules an airspace incursion is against the law if the pilot has not go permission to enter.
Are you talking about a declaration of emergency? That is the only exception.
I think what he is talking about is, at the last minute, if the weather is bad enough, its the pilots decision, to land or to go around
What he is saying makes no sense under the rules I have read.
The pilot still cannot land unless granted permission from tower unless it is indeed an emergency.