Thunderstorms and Airplanes: The First Complete Book on Flying in Relation to Thunderstorms

Thunderstorms and Airplanes: The First Complete Book on Flying in Relation to Thunderstorms

by Richard L. Collins
     
 


Staying out of thunderstorms takes resolve and savvy. This book explains why, when, and where these weather hazards are likely to develop and gives practical advice on flying clear of them. Storms defy precise definition, so it is up to individual pilots to use what they know to make good decisions that lead to a safe flight. The dynamics of thunderstorms, wind…  See more details below

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Staying out of thunderstorms takes resolve and savvy. This book explains why, when, and where these weather hazards are likely to develop and gives practical advice on flying clear of them. Storms defy precise definition, so it is up to individual pilots to use what they know to make good decisions that lead to a safe flight. The dynamics of thunderstorms, wind shear, and other related phenomena are described. There is also a guide for a systematic pretakeoff weather briefing in which all available weather data are correlated to forecast storm location and severity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560274261
Publisher:
Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
General Aviation Reading Series
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Richard L. Collins is editor-at-large of Flying magazine and served as publisher and editor-in-chief of AOPA Pilot magazine. He lives in Ijamsville, Maryland.

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