If you are looking forward to a flying job in China you may want to reconsider .As the air pollution levels are rising don’t ever expect to do another visual approach .
LVO (Low visibility operations ) are becoming the norm.
LVP ( low visibility procedures )are applied at an aerodrome for the purpose of ensuring safe operations during reduced visibility conditions.
Air pollution alerts have been issued by 24 cities. And if latest red level alert for smog was not enough, China is now issuing its maiden fog red alert also.
National observatory of China issued this fog alert on Tuesday. It is in reference to the minimum visibility situation in eastern and northern regions.
Following this, about 24 cities started issuing air pollution red alerts. Red level is the most severe in the warning system.
The low visibility led to cancelling of hundreds of flights. It must be terrifying to do a flying job in China under such circumstances. Rail and road transport are also experiencing extreme decline in volume.
By Wednesday, intense smog in the Hebei-Tianjin-Beijing regions will decrease visibility. Here, the visibility will be less than 547 yards (500 meters). Also, in the areas of Jiangsu, Anhui, Shandong, and Henan visibility might be below 50 meters. These statistics have been issued by the National Meteorological Center.
Later, the centre issued orange alert with smog enduring to envelop the entire central, eastern, and northern China since Friday
By Wednesday, the red alert was demoted to yellow. No wonder the airlines are offering huge salaries to attract pilots. But is it worth your health?