Strong Wind Keeps Some Flights Grounded

Furious winds whipped through many parts in Eastern Carolina Wednesday.

Strong gusts forced those with wings to stay on the ground.

Whipping winds blew everything up in the air Wednesday.

But one thing you couldn't see in the sky were airplanes.

Flight instructors at Dillon's Aviation scrubbed all scheduled flights.

Instructor, Taft Stallings says flights are normally grounded when gusts reach 15 knots.

Wednesday's winds reached over 40 knots and all flight lessons were taught inside.

Commercial flights at the Greenville Airport were on schedule as the strong winds didn't stop larger planes from getting out of Eastern Carolina.

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  • by Kirk Location: Raleigh on Feb 11, 2010 at 12:19 PM
    story continues: "However, Dillon's has taken this opportunity to experiment with a new eco-friendly flying technique. The instructor ties a long string to the front of the aircraft and runs real fast into the wind."

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