Someone should prolly talk to the guy

JeppUpdater

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I was gonna make a joke about a Caravan being so slow the storm probably hadn’t even started building when he was there.

But yeah that altitude/speed track looks pretty not fun.
 

SteveC

Really?
Staff member
Looking at the quick turn leg, maybe he learned something...

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The portion of that storm that came through Grand Rapids last night was intense, and it was stronger south where he flew. Poor ADM in evidence there.
 

SteveC

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That reminds me, last week coming back from Jackson Hole, we went past some storms, and a couple of them were topping out at or near our altitude (FL450). That in itself wasn’t unusual, but a while after we landed my co-pilot got a screenshot showing tops at 70,000’! I don’t remember seeing tops that high before...anyone here seen that?

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Roger Roger

Paid to sleep, fly for fun
That reminds me, last week coming back from Jackson Hole, we went past some storms, and a couple of them were topping out at or near our altitude (FL450). That in itself wasn’t unusual, but a while after we landed my co-pilot got a screenshot showing tops at 70,000’! I don’t remember seeing tops that high before...anyone here seen that?

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I have, but I always assumed it was a glitch in the processing of the radar data....I didn’t think they could get that high at those latitudes
 

BigZ

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That reminds me, last week coming back from Jackson Hole, we went past some storms, and a couple of them were topping out at or near our altitude (FL450). That in itself wasn’t unusual, but a while after we landed my co-pilot got a screenshot showing tops at 70,000’! I don’t remember seeing tops that high before...anyone here seen that?

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I have, but I always assumed it was a glitch in the processing of the radar data....I didn’t think they could get that high at those latitudes
Yeah, once they go past some threshold (470? 490? Dont remember) they just show 70k to indicate unmountable
 

CaptainYoda

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I guess I'll take Devil's Advocate.

The summary's RADAR data is not always accurate for location and intensity.

I've flown through large gaps, VFR the whole and Flight aware shows me flying through extreme precip, hail, and tornadoes.
 

CFIT99

I'm probably commenting ironically...
when i flew night freight, I wasn't payed enough to go through crap like that.....I did fly below some things similar to that aaaannnddd never again.

It was the only flying job where I asked a dozen times "point me in the direction of the least shaded red please"
 

z987k

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when i flew night freight, I wasn't payed enough to go through crap like that.....I did fly below some things similar to that aaaannnddd never again.

It was the only flying job where I asked a dozen times "point me in the direction of the least shaded red please"
You had to fly low enough to get some sweet 2G to load the NEXRAD for where you were. Onboard radar!
 

BigZ

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I guess I'll take Devil's Advocate.

The summary's RADAR data is not always accurate for location and intensity.

I've flown through large gaps, VFR the whole and Flight aware shows me flying through extreme precip, hail, and tornadoes.
The flight did pirep extreme turbulence and the speed/altitude graph looks like fun too
 

CFIT99

I'm probably commenting ironically...
You had to fly low enough to get some sweet 2G to load the NEXRAD for where you were. Onboard radar!
haha! flightaware was in its infancy when i flew freight....but my radar on board was not reliable....
 

Bamaaviator

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when i flew night freight, I wasn't payed enough to go through crap like that.....I did fly below some things similar to that aaaannnddd never again.

It was the only flying job where I asked a dozen times "point me in the direction of the least shaded red please"
Did you feel pressured to fly by the company under those conditions? Real or perceived pressure? Or self induced pressure perhaps? I’m curious and ask for myself since I’m interested in doing a possible stint in part 135 freight before I do 121.
 

z987k

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haha! flightaware was in its infancy when i flew freight....but my radar on board was not reliable....
The actual radar onboard was a old green screen and it would only paint the ground. Anything else... pointing straight at a 50,000 foot airmass and it shows nothing.
Couldn't write it up because they'd just remove it or placard it inop.
 

ppragman

FLIPY FLAPS!
The actual radar onboard was a old green screen and it would only paint the ground. Anything else... pointing straight at a 50,000 foot airmass and it shows nothing.
Couldn't write it up because they'd just remove it or placard it inop.
Yeah, then you can't use it as poor man's TAWS
 

CFIT99

I'm probably commenting ironically...
Did you feel pressured to fly by the company under those conditions? Real or perceived pressure? Or self induced pressure perhaps? I’m curious and ask for myself since I’m interested in doing a possible stint in part 135 freight before I do 121.
No, never pressured to fly in convective weather. They had no problem with you going around or landing and having the weather pass

If the weather was legal then you needed a damn good reason why you’re not going. (in terms of minimums)

But you will fly through weather...at night...single pilot....with/without radar or AP and it’s certainly not for everyone.
 
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