How Windy Before Flights are Cancelled?

Last updated on April 25, 2023

Flights are generally not cancelled due to windy conditions. Airlines typically cancel flights due to extreme wind gusts, which can exceed 80-100 mph. The FAA requires that if wind gusts exceed 75 mph, the aircraft must be pulled back from the runway and proceed to a designated holding area until the conditions improve. Pilots must also consider the crosswind component when determining if a flight can safely depart. If the crosswind component is not within the aircraft's certified limits, the flight will be cancelled for safety reasons.

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