Features August 2016 Issue
Flying in a Thunderstorm
The misfortune of others can be instructive. Letís analyze some thunderstorm-related accidents from NTSB archives to find out what happened and what we can learn.
Pilots get a pass for confessing to the Aviation Safety Reporting System, while the private sector (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University), not the U.S. government, maintains one of the largest online repositories of NTSB accident documents. Thereís no shortage of lessons to be learned and a great culture of diffusing this hard-won wisdom. So, letís delve into a few randomly selected NTSB accident reports, supplemented by any available press stories.