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Features May 2017 Issue

Handling Windshear

This NASA drawing shows a microburst over the runway.

Handling Windshear

It’s easy to say, “Never fly into a thunderstorm,” but if you don’t have storm-detection equipment, it might not be as easy to do. And, once you’re in, how do you get out?

Really big winds and airplanes are not compatible. Of course, our first desire is to avoid those big winds. But, occasionally they sneak up on us even when we’re diligent about avoiding them. Then what should you do?

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