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Old 08-26-2017, 09:21 AM
David-aviator David-aviator is offline
 
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The trap is a light and variable wind.

ATIS was reporting a 6 knot wind almost down the runway but I heard tower report a light 90 degree cross wind to pilot ahead of me. When I turned final the report was "light and variable", a euphemism for "don't ask for change of runway".

The tower is good at swapping runways, they've done it for me, but some days it won't help, the wind is just too unpredictable.

That was the set up yesterday, it was a quartering tail wind when I landed. Ten minutes later it was not so.

Makes flying interesting.....BLAH!
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