Was just doing a normal Delta VA route to KPSP and all of a sudden I’m hit with a 289 kt wind for about three minutes!
Wow, that’s intense. Hopefully you were able to bug out before any violations.
Yes, thankfully I was able to get out of it without receiving any violations haha
That’s very unusual. The only time I was hit with a lot of wind that caused a bit of turbulence was when I was flying from Seattle to Portland, and as I was starting final approach. Nothing this severe before though. I’m glad to hear that you got out of it without any violations.
Those Winds are Crazy! Glad you made it out without getting any violations :)
Everyone come to free flight server! There are 175 knots at Torrence. KTOA south of KLAX
Caught @Kyle.r24 at KTOA :) Looka at those Winds!
there right now it’s crazy LOL
Well it appears it just stopped, as it’s 9:00 PM here and the METAR gets updated hourly, it likely realized it’s glitch and then went back to normal. It was fun while it lasted! I couldn’t even turn into the wind without my 737 being blown backwards into the air, stalling out and crashing LOL
I measured sustained 175 knots winds, which is 201 MPH! Worse then almost every category 5 hurricane
Does Infinite Flight’s real time weather pick up microbursts? That could be an explanation, although in the picture it seemed the sky was clear, rather than cloudy.
In this one as soon as I lined up (or attempted to) with the runway I got blown backwards LOL
May be, I think IF only takes metar for airports and determinated points…
I’m actually in the LAX area right now (real life) and I highly doubt any unusual weather like what we just saw.
All is calm here
@Kyle.r24 u good brother?
(Yes his plane was sitting like that!)
Just think, pretty soon 175kts will be the norm at cruising altitudes if you’re lucky to find the jet stream. 😁
That would actually be pretty funny to see a plane cruising normally, you’d set your device down and walk away and then hit the jet stream and spiral down to the ocean/land below and crash, you’d come back to your device some time later to see 20 speeding violations and grade 2
I hate to get too far off topic, but I’m hoping that the transition to and from the jet stream is relatively smooth. Meaning, I hope its not an instant 80kt+ jump in our ground speed.
I can just imagine all the noobs on Ts1 who got caught in the middle of it 😂😂
Let’s hope their souls are at peace :(
175 knots, wow. Metar glitch happened to me once, got 150 knots cross wind when my 737-800 was on final to KDEN. Had to go around, but could barely keep it in air over runway so I just quit at that moment.