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False. Some flights were grounded because the type of aircraft involved did not have the necessary calculations in their manuals for temperatures above 116. The air was neither too hot nor “too thin” for aircraft to take off safely. As hundreds of others did and do, at and above 116!last summer 50 flights were grounded at Phoenix airport because the heat – which hit 47C (116F) – made the air too thin to take off safely.
Besides giving the impression that this is a regular occurrence... it’s actually NEVER happened! The warmest night at PHX was 96. Once.The “heat island” effect keeps temperatures in Phoenix above 37C (98F) at night in summer.
I'm not sure if this true or not, but I tend to doubt this statement as well, knowing how much reclaimed water is used for golf courses and other irrigation.Greater Phoenix is good at recycling waste water, but most of it is used for cooling the Palo Verde nuclear power plant
Sorry, but Happy Birthday!chumley wrote:Speaking of plight, Happy Birthday!!