Hey guys, today I went from Riyadh to Jeddah on a B777. The weather was ok as you can see here.
10 minutes after I have boarded Cumulus clouds with a sandstorm surrounds the Capital Riyadh from ground level to FL200 stopped flights for Riyadh airport for a duration of half an hour a little bit ago. (This was today at 1400Z)
(Source @aviationwg on twitter)
This is how the weather was after we pushedback
And this is how it looks above all of the cumulus clouds and the sandstorm
It was a bumpy climb.
@aviationwg on twitter)
April 9, 2017, 11:52am
Nasty doesn’t look good at all. Glad you made into the sky without incident
April 9, 2017, 11:54am
Cumulus clouds are really scary imho and worsen by the sandstorm.
Lmao I believe I am only person who has experience flying from sandy day in Middle East immediately to rains in India.
Is it possible that sand can shut down an engine?
Ive flown into doha on transition to Germany and a sandstorm just barely passed. The approach was full of clanking sound xD plane still flies.
April 9, 2017, 1:46pm
Nope, I also have done the same.
But I am sure I have been doing it since 2005.
April 9, 2017, 1:47pm
I never said you haven’t done it… I am saying I also have done it.
Ok no offense just saying that have done it more frequently annually than others.
April 9, 2017, 1:49pm
Doubt that more than me, but okay.
PM me to continue.
July 8, 2017, 2:00pm
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