Archive photograph of travelers at El Dorado Airport, in Bogotá (Colombia). EFE/ Mauricio Duenas Castañeda
During the afternoon of this Friday, January 28, the Civil Aeronautics issued a statement in which it warned of delays in operations and flights at the El Dorado International Airport, this due to the tail winds that occur in Bogotá and that force the change of guidance on airstrips.
In aviation, this tailwind refers to the wind that blows perpendicular to the runway, which makes air operations difficult.
There are many factors that make a tailwind a hazard for landings and takeoffs; Some of them are recorded because the speed is reduced, which can be caused by the instability of the aircraft, in addition to the fact that the tail of the aircraft becomes very sensitive to air pressure and control is lost when trying to handle it.
Another risk produced by this meteorological phenomenon is that there is a higher rate at the time of descent, due to the speed on the ground. This can make it difficult to perform ship stabilization.
All this implies that the airport authorities have to take measures to protect the safety of users, visitors and officials. For this Friday, January 28, El Dorado planned to carry out 860 air operations. Of these, 440 were inbound flights to the city and 420 outbound.
The Civil Aeronautics statement says that “together with the airlines we are working in a coordinated manner to minimize the impact that the situation has on users.”
In addition, it recommends that travelers “maintain permanent contact with the respective airlines to know the status of the itineraries.”
For the second consecutive day the entity makes the call.
For its part, the El Dorado airport reported through its Twitter account that it had recommended that people heading to its facilities review the route and avoid setbacks in their flight plans.
For this Friday in Bogotá, like every 28th of each month, it is preparing for demonstrations in various parts of the city, which is why certain vehicular arteries are affected, including the trunk of 26th Street, through which vehicles are transported. users to the international airport.
“At this time there is light traffic to and from the @BOG_ELDORADO on Calle 26. Throughout the day there will be different mobilization points around the city. We suggest you review the route to avoid setbacks with your flight plans.
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