A few days ago around 2 pm a student and I were going out for some traffic pattern work at PAO. The winds were manageagle but then started picking up dramatically as we taxied out. By the time we took off the winds were 18 gusting to 22-25 kts about 30 degrees off the runway heading. So I said to my student that the first one would be a test and we would make a decision wether to continue after that.
Sure enough it was quite turbulent, and then on final the preceding aircraft reported -15 kts of windshear. Well that made the decision...and we terminated the flight. ATC is required to announce the pilot report of windshear and then record it on the subsequent ATIS. When I flew for the airlines, any detection of windshear was an automatic go-around.
Exclusive: Lion Air crash pilot felt jet "dragged" from skyBy Tim Hepher and Trisha Sertori
PARIS/DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - The pilot whose Indonesian jet slumped into the sea while trying to land in Bali has described how he felt it "dragged" down by wind while he struggled to regain control, a person familiar with the matter said.
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