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…