Wind Shear

You can’t see it. You usually can’t even detect it until it’s a problem. But, a little understanding and awareness can help you predict wind shear.

When the jet age arrived in 1959, little was known about wind shear. Aviation was focused on thunderstorm avoidance. In Joseph George’s compilation of Eastern Air Line’s forecasting techniques from that era, we find thunderstorms described in terms of turbulence, icing, and hail hazards. As jet aircraft were equipped with radar, it was assumed that […]
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