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Features October 2014 Issue

Autumn Changes

The sleepy days of summer are giving way to brisk, changing weather patterns. What exactly is out there, and how can you prepare for the unexpected?

Fall conjures memories of bright blue skies, cool mornings and generally good daytime flying. But in aviation, looks can be deceiving. New air masses are on the move, the jet stream begins to flex its muscle over much of the United States, fronts are marching southward, and there’s likely a tropical storm in the Caribbean or the Gulf. How does this affect your flying and how can you avoid an unplanned turn of events?

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