Send me BRIEFINGS from IFR, FREE!

Weekly tips, technique and training from IFR.

Features August 2013 Issue

Which Way to Turn?

Thunderstorm avoidance requires more than just, “Don’t go there.” To fully know where the dangers may lie requires an understanding of the patterns involved.

Every seasoned pilot occasionally finds a stubborn thunderstorm blocking the path like a bully in the schoolyard. We wonder not only where to deviate but what’s on the other side. If you have a weather display, you’ve got a better idea of what lies ahead, but there’s always uncertainty about how safe it is to cross the area. An understanding of thunderstorm patterns and ingredients, and considering the basic meteorology pattern of the day is…

To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber.

Subscribe to IFR Magazine

Get the next year of IFR Magazine for just $19.97. Get access to all articles published online. Features, reviews, lesson, quizzes - get it all.

That's a savings of more than $14 off the regular rate. Or double your savings and subscribe for 14 issues for just $39.94.

Get IFR Digital

Get 12 months of IFR DIGITAL for just $34. You get unlimited access to everything on the site including each monthly issue as a PDF.

Subscriber Log In

Forgot your password? Click Here.

Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.