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Flights cancelled in Arizona due to heat!

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    Flights cancelled in Arizona due to heat!

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40339730

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    Not all planes are affected. What does one expect. Arizona is a desert.

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    It has to do with physics and heat. To try to explain it would take a large post and even then, some people may go, huh? I flew the B-767 and was able to fly up to about 124 degrees. Smaller planes are more affected by high temperatures than the larger aircraft. I occasionally would fly into Sky Harbor in Phoenix during the summer and never had the issue that some have now. In 34 years of flying, I was only grounded twice and both times were in Dallas.

    I know that people who had planned vacations become very upset, but normally, they do get out of town by the end of the day as the evening begins to cool the temperature as the sun fades. The larger planes, like the B-747 are rarely affected by temps.
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    Thanks. It's not earth shaking. It's a common occurrence in hot places.

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    In summer in Phoenix one expects it to be over 100 every day, it is just a matter of how high over 100 it will get. That area gets 7" of rain per year.

    Before air conditioningPhoenix was a small city, now it is a large city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manatee View Post
    In summer in Phoenix one expects it to be over 100 every day, it is just a matter of how high over 100 it will get. That area gets 7" of rain per year.

    Before air conditioningPhoenix was a small city, now it is a large city.
    Maybe so, but I always enjoyed my time in Phoenix, if I had a stay-over. We would stay at the Double Tree. We also enjoyed the southwest cooking.
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    You might think the record heat of the last several years is indicative of climate change through global warming. You'd probably be right...but your response might be inappropriate. It seems we are entering a new ice age according to the cycles that govern the phenomenon. Maybe we should be burning fossil fuels to deflect that ice age which would devastate civilization? Just sayin'......

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