To go or not to go?
Often we get the question: Are we going or not? At the end the pilot decides and answers this question. Sometimes It´s possible the decision is made on the field. But that´s only if the weather conditions are difficult to predict. Here is a table with wind speeds. A bit of a funny list but it can tell you or gives you a prediction if a flight can continue. Wind above 5 (Beaufort) is a no go. You will be informed. The table is about average wind speeds. Gusting winds is a whole different story. We will inform you!
|Beaufort||KNMI||kt (knots)||km/hr||Experience and exitement.||Amount.|
|0||No wind||0 - 1||0 - 1||Tja, ok, up and down. You will stay at same location. Also fun!||Rare.|
|1||weak||1 - 3||1 - 5||Ideal wind for all passengers also good for passengers who are not fysical 100% or that are less strong. Easy "standup" landings.||Mostly done.|
|2||weak||4 - 6||6 - 11||Good wind for an aesy and relaxed flight. We travel a nice distance. Easy "standup" landings.||Mostly done.|
|3||few||7 - 10||12 - 19||It´s getting a bit more sportif. Good for passengers that like to have it more sportif. Somtimes a "standup" landing!||Regerly done.|
|4||few||11 - 16||20 - 28||The real challenge! Very sportif and everybody needs to be alert. Landings are most of the time dragged landings.||Seldom. Competitions.|
|5||powerfull||17 - 21||29 - 38||From here no more flights. To dangerous.|