From: email@example.com (Ken O'Rourke) Organization: Star Link Internet Services Date: 13 Oct 95 01:30:27 References: 1
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Morris B. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >Last friday evening at about 640 pm on approach to DIA i was listening to UA's >Channel 9. I heard a 727 pilot report a loss of 25 kts on climbout off of >runway 8. >The controler verified the low level wind shear and added that a microburst was >building up. The crew of the plane to take off on runway 8 seemed to have >every intention of flying through the windshear and possible microburst. >The person sitting next to me and i were commenting on the stupidity of this >person. What do you all think? I agree with your assessment. The very best way to survive a windshear is to avoid it in the first place. System requirements for decreasing windshear escape guidance do not presume they are always survivable. At a minimum it says something like you should be flying at stick shaker at ground impact. I would prefer encountering a windshear on takeoff over approach any day. Flying speed on pitch with the engines at takeoff thrust is preferable to getting nailed by a tailwind or downdraft on approach when the throttles are back and you are already following a decent path.