Urgent Help Needed - Unable to Land


#12

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


#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!


#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!


"No weather" at all airports
#16

Okay, I see.


#17

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


#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 ;)


#19

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


#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 ;)


#21

I did not land with 77kt crosswind. ughh. This was on Expert Server.


#22

Yes absolutely


#23

Well, after a holding pattern of 45 min( in an attempt to restart winds server) and two missed approaches (not fully established on ILS), I ended up buttering a 157kts crosswind landing at RWY 34R ZSPD!!! A huge thanks to the expert controller for not ghosting me. I was all over the place on approach. He was very helpful and even gave me my own runway with no traffic to land safely. I wonder if he knew my situation, or was just trying to save all the other planes by keeping mine away 🤣 Although I must add, in such harsh crosswind conditions, APPR did not help me at all. My first two approaches were with APPR but it never centered me, as I kept drifting off to one side away from the runway sidelines. The third time I manually flew and had to really force my plane to follow a straight path. I can only imagine what a real pilot might have to face just to get the aircraft centered in harsh crosswinds.


#24

Its red to me but I am not in FNF region

Édit : it’s green now :)


#25

Yeah, like schyllberg said, its a world wide server issue. He is looking into it.


#26

APPR won’t help, it has limits.

I’m sure some of them have changed since this was posted but 157kts is a lot higher than any aircrafts crosswind limit.

Also, why didn’t you divert to an airport where the wind would be going straight down the runway?, it would have made it a lot easier.


#27

I reckon we should vote this to be the coolest thread of the month 😊


#28

Well, it was a VA flight and I did not want to waste an 11 hr flight, since I would not have been able to log it if I had diverted. I agree, now many will say that if I showed proof of wind conditions my diversion would have been justified. But to be really honest, I wanted the challenge ( Go big or Go home, ryt!)


#29

I would probably prefer if the system was reworked in a way that if connection to the weather server is lost for more than say 5 seconds, the winds go calm to avoid situations like these. Let me know what you think


#30

Sounds reasonable, but I fear many pilots might misuse this loophole, to avoid strong headwind areas, in an attempt to shorten their long haul flights.


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