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Our Gripar grounded by high barometric pressure?


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http://www.gp.se/nyheter/sverige/1.844901-jas-plan-far-inte-lyfta-i-hogtrycket :megalol:

You might wanna get a translation of that, but the jist of it is that Sweden's finest piece of aerial engineering, located at one certain base, is temporarily grounded because the air pressure is so high at the moment. The responsible officer was erring on the side of caution, as the computers gave a couple of error messages - bad policy to launch fighters that complain about pressure, apparently.

 

Somehow hilarious, innit?

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No? Many altimeters have Kohlsmann scales that end at 1050 hPa. Not an issue if you jet straight up to the flight levels, but why risk someone forgetting the addition and having an incident for a peace-time exercise?

 

http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1203sky-high_pressure_grounds_planes_at_otz


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