Urgent Help Needed - Unable to Land

#1

Hi guys. Need some help here. I am currently holding 25nm west of SZPD (above ZSSS) for the last 40 min. I have winds aloft of 157kts crosswinds so I cannot land on any runway. I have tried re-connecting my wifi but still no use. I have 2hrs of fuel left. Prompt reply would be appreciated

#2

Hi - if you look in your top right hand corner is your weather “red” - that usually means that your weather is down and that winds will remain as they were when you were last connected to the weather server.

#3

I understand that. It has been that way for nearly an hour now. The weather was working fine prior to descent, but has been down ever since.

I already know the issue, a solution would be appreciated.

#4

Hello!

I have had this issue a couple of times already. Don’t worry, approach the airport and land. The winds will change to the airport’s METAR even if the weather server is red for you.

#5

Usually when you descend to below 1000ft AGL in the vicinity of an airport, the winds really die down. Buckle up for a bumpy approach and usually the winds will die down to the airports current METAR when you’re on short final, which will mean you’ll hopefully be able to land.

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#6

I had to go around at 3nm short final 1000ft . I tried landing twice but no luck on the wind change. They are still the same at 0 AGL

#7

Try diverting to another airport

#8

I tried ZSSS close by but still no change. Should I leave the region, like more than 30 min away from destination?

#9

Yes leave the region

#10


Is it like this? I was on approach to ZSPD when the winds went bonkers.

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#11

Hello, I went to Windy.com and there is no 130kt wind here at ZSSS. Could be wind aloft problem again.

#12

Oh, I have Wind Aloft Connection on Red. Could be for everyone. Please turn it on before I land with 77kt crosswind.

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#13

Mine is red as well!
What’s happening!!

#14

@schyllberg we need to let you know it is another worldwide problem, hopefully it should be fixed soon!

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#15

It’s probably the service where we’re getting the data from. Our stuff looks fine :)
But we’ll look into it and see if there’s anything we can do!

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"No weather" at all airports
#16

Okay, I see.

#17

I about to land with 77kt crosswind in 10 minutes.

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#18

Not necessarily. If the METAR is transmitting properly, it should change once you pick the airports METAR up.

If not, brace yourself. You should get a fair amount of XP if you nail the landing ;)

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#19

How much we talking? I may need to brush up on 200kts crosswind landings…

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#20

Legend has is that some folks have received several hundred XP per landing while conducting landings in conditions with significant crosswinds. Landing on the center-line and in the TDZ still applies.

Patterns aka Circuits are a great platform for building confidence and experience ;)

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