A turboclair system basically consisted of jet engines used to warm the air around the runway and dissipate the fog. I understand that better visibility due to less fog allows less-well-equipped aircraft to land safely, but such an artificial temperature elevation may create strong turbulence (due to convection) and, thus, restrict the types of aircraft than can land safely (e.g., only heavier aircraft, which could be less affected by localised turbulence).

(I imagine that, nowadays, ILS is more effective than a fog removal system in bringing an aircraft safely to the runway.)

My question is: Because of probable turbulence due to this system, do operations into runways using a turboclair system come with additional restrictions compared to the same runway without fog?


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