Hey guys have you had to divert to an airport due to no fuel or an emergency simulation? If so what happened? Mine is one time I was casually flying from EHAM-KATL, actually flying on casual server. I look at the fuel and it was red what means I won’t have enough fuel to get to KATL. So where I was at I thought of the closest place that could handle a 747. KCLT was about 70 nm away from me so I made a steep descent and landed safely.
Just a tip for the future, the ETE to Distance indicator isn’t always accurate about fuel consumption. It really depends on what type of winds you are facing.
Also, when you start the descend, you burn less fuel. There are lots of variants, but the best decision in this case was divert
This wasn’t a post on fuel conservation, this was a post on stories of diversions. But yes, you are right.
I had done a few diversions, but the most impressive one was when I was trying to do YSSY-EGLL, but there were headwinds of 147 KNOTS!!!
I’ve diverted to KPHL from KJFK due to storms in the New York area which caused a groundstop
Other than that it’s been smooth sailing surprisingly
yes iv’e diverted
I was going to land at KTNN but had to divert to KPHL because of a flap malfunction of my A320. This was all intentional in order to simulate a real scenario.
I had been flying KDCA-KPHX and just prior to my descent I decided to check the local weather in Phoenix. I see there are quite a few thunderstorms in the area, check FR24 and see that 90% of inbound traffic was diverting. Come to find out, the IF metar read 1SM vis, wind 44G78. Not a chance I was attempting to land so I held just north of the airport for about 25 minutes and once my fuel ran low, I diverted to KLAS.
When I was new I diverted to the neighborhood right in front of the runway a lot, intentionaly of course…
A few weeks ago I had a 170kt headwind heading west from CYYZ-CYVR, Had to divert to CYWG as my plane was shaking to the point where people would probably be dead If they weren’t wearing seatbelts in the cabin.
Had to divert from KBOS to KJFK there weather was not going to let me land
I was flying from Phoenix to LA in an E-175 as Compass Airlines (something). I miscalculated fuel and had to declare emergency; thankfully @Pilothodge80 was ATC and helped me divert to KONT where I picked up more fuel and continued to KLAX. It was the first time I had to divert, and not going to lie, I did like using the emergency ATC command :)
I was on approach to KLAX on TS and I had to go around 3 times. Had to divert to Long Beach
I was on my way from Tokio to Frankfurt recently. My A346 was loaded with fuel for 14,5hrs, but still I hadn’t enough and needed to divert to EKRN.
I recall flying NZAA - NZWN but had to change destination to Christchurch because I just couldn’t get down, the winds were playing up and after my second attempt I moved down, and then the next day I flew up in the Dash-8.
Most of my diversions I had to do not because of fuel, but because I had worked out I wasnt going to be anywhere near my tablet around time of arrival. Where possible, I would extend my flight, to match my other activities. Only once, I gave up, dumped fuel and returned to my departure airport; and because of this, I arrived late for my appointment…
I shut the passengers up with a virtual voucher 😉
I diverted once. The power went out and my iPad was about to die, I was not prepared to sacrifice that landing 😂
I once did an overnight flight from EHAM to FACT( my hometown). I put my device on charge and went to bed. I woke up and went about my normal routine getting ready for work. As i left home to catch the bus I realised my device only charged part way and my battery was on 20% but I was still 3hrs from my destination. I searched for the nearest airport KLM flies to and diverted. I managed to land and taxi to the gate at Luanda only having 4% battery power remaining and just after I snapped a screenshot of the plane parked at the gate the device shut down.
I managed to claim the logged flight at the VA but I learnt a valuable lesson…
Lesson to be learnt?
Always have a powerbank close by!
Was flying from OTHH to OJAI. Had to leave home to go someone IRL and knew I wouldn’t be home in time to land. So here’s me going from cruise to a perfect landing in about 10 minutes. 😁