Thunderstorm Flexibility

Thunderstorm Flexibility

Captain Judy’s Corner: Flexibility is the Key to Safety in a Thunderstorm Microbursts from thunderstorms can produce winds greater than 100 knots. The Citation was at FL370 (37000’) when I saw a thunderstorm building in the distance. I was amazed to watch and feel this energy from a far distance. The cumulonimbus clouds were building higher than the jet’s altitude. The lightning brightened the darkening sky. Are thunderstorms really all that dangerous? Thunderstorms are part of summer weather in Florida, and most pilots here know. to respect them Thunderstorms are one of nature’s most powerful forces and a weather hazard that are dangerous for all pilots. Flying too close to […]