In many cases (and regularly at places like DFW in the USA) they close the ramp (not the airport) when there is lightning around. So even though flights can land and take-off, aircraft cannot get to and from the terminal, luggage and other services cease, refuelling does not happen etc. That has the affect of delaying passengers.markis10 said:Ahh, another misconception , I have never closed an areodrome because of the possibility of a lightning strike, its the turbulance (read down and up drafts) thats an issue, especially on short final.
Its not the aircraft that are the concern when there is lightning around. Its the ground staff trying to service the turn-around. That is when lightning causes delays. I was just being too general in my comment about storms and airports.markis10 said:The average airline aircraft suffers one strike a year, the last crash that lightning played a part in according to ICAO was in 1988, there are only 9 such crashes on record according to ICAO.
Now there is a blast from the past. And here was me thinking all the 767-238s had been removed from QF service several years ago (some still flying, like the one now owned by Google). Perhaps one too many HPs while "managing" the delaysLindsay Wilson said:Flew up in an international config 767-238
NM said:Its not the aircraft that are the concern when there is lightning around. Its the ground staff trying to service the turn-around. That is when lightning causes delays. I was just being too general in my comment about storms and airports.
yep, the 200s were VH-EAJ through VH-EAQ (from memory). They were all P&W engined. The GE engined -300s are the -338s. The RR engined -300s are -336 (ex BA).Lindsay Wilson said:Hmmm, I could have sworn looking out the window now it was VH-OGO - is that a 338??
...although the current radar image has quite a lot of movement from west to east.markis10 said:Storm going over Redcliffe at present but BOM are still saying its clear for YBBN, good rain all around though which we need!
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Shano said:A little OT but I hope this storm activity is running some water into Wivenhoe for you guys. The prospect of Level 6 water restrictions is getting pretty dire. Just won't want to be sitting next to any of you northeners when they ban your showers
grooving is provided to allow water to run off during wet weather. Rubber build up fills the grooves and negates the macro and micro texture of the TDZ reducing the friction values when wet
oz_mark said:It's those breweries. And Water must be getting expensive - beer prices seem to be going up here all the time...
Lindsay Wilson said:Passed the time by meeting Nathan75, as he noticed I was posting from the QP. He came and found me and he had an awesome F1-11 DVD. Made me think of meloz "scrubbing the rubber"