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What would define a thunderstorm that you would stay 20 miles away from?

In summer time, we get pop up cumulonimbus clouds that often develop into thunderstorms. So is there a defined point at which it would be considered a thunderstorm to stay 20 miles away from? Is it ...
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Why is buffet and/or stall more likely to occur in a thunderstorm? [closed]

the correct answer for this Q is: "Because in a thunderstorm the speed of the aeroplane for a given power setting decreases, and the stall speed increases" I would like to know why in a ...
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How much water does it take to cause a flameout in a modern turbine engine?

Turbine engines such as the PT6 that have inertial separators have a reputation for being able to deal with intake water very well. How much can they handle? Do the manufacturers torture-test their ...
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What are the Requirements for the implimentation of Low Visibility Procedures at an airport?

So I was wondering if the RVR at an airport is reported above CAT I conditions for eg 1400 Meters etc but the Visibility is 50 to 100 Meters then would the pilots carry out non instrument approach or ...
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How is Horizontal Visibility and RVR related and how does it affect the Low Visibility Operations? [duplicate]

So on my foggy landing the METAR 9 minutes before the touchdown stated Horizontal Visibility as 0000 and RVR 100 whereas the metar 21 minutes after my landing stated Horizontal Visibility 0100 and ...
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Why is taxiing super slow after an ILS CATIIIB landing in almost zero visibility?

I have experienced my very first ILS CAT IIIB automatic landing at my own home airport Lucknow (VILK). I'm super excited but also have myriads of questions related to many unique procedures I saw ...
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What ILS type approach my flights landing could be?

I had one of the foggiest landing experiences recently and I'm interested if any of you could guess what type of ILS could it be like CAT I,II,IIIA or IIIB? So the METAR issued 9 minutes before my ...
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Has any pilot successfully flown through a hurricane with a single-engine prop plane? [closed]

Has any pilot successfully flown or could a pilot crab through a hurricane using a plane such as a Cessna or bi-plane? Would acrobatic planes work better because of their nimble agility and high power-...
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Can you ride a storm to save fuel?

Cargo sailboats, of the old, depended on wind direction. Like these ships, planes also save time by flying with the wind. On the extreme end, could a plane use storm fronts or hurricanes by flying in ...
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How far can the sound of a sonic boom travel? [closed]

Are there conditions or distances from the plane to cloud to the observer in which a sonic boom from a plane is muted?
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What is the best way to navigate a storm?

Let me say I had no choice other than fly through a storm I'm on a one way mission to airdrop a vital cure to an isolated area. I can't turn around, land or go around, I have to go through. Going ...
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How did this air force plane likely get into the eye of Hurricane Florence? [duplicate]

The annotation for this CNN video says Air Force plane flies into Hurricane Florence Watch as a US Air Force plane flies into the eye of Hurricane Florence to collect weather data for the National ...
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Impact of hurricanes on flights that have to traverse affected areas [duplicate]

Hurricane Florence is forecast to reach the US east coast soon as a very strong hurricane. This makes me wonder if hurricanes have a big impact on commercial flights that have to traverse the area ...
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Is the size of hail on the ground any indication of the winds and updrafts of a thunderstorm?

Is there any rule of thumb or way to estimate the wind speeds or up and down drafts inside a storm by the size of hail that reaches the ground?
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Has a micro-burst or wind shear caused fatalities on takeoff?

Delta Flight 191 at Dallas-Fort Worth (1985), TANS Perú Flight 204 in Peru (2005), FedEx Express Flight 80 in Japan (2009), and Eastern Air Lines Flight 66 at New York's JFK, are all examples of ...
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How do modern commercial aircraft handle dust storms?

I live in West Texas where dust storms are an occasional fact of life. I am interested in how modern jet aircraft handle dust storms such as the one seen in the photo. From a pilot POV I can see that ...
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Can Ballistic Parachute Recovery Systems be safely deployed in a storm?

Suppose the plane is in a thunder storm, and the pilot loses control of the airplane. Would deploying the ballistic parachute be a safe option? Meaning, is it likely that everyone would come out alive?...
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What is the weather term for snow and dust mixture?

An old pilot friend of mine told me today a story that I thought was interesting. He said that he was flying into Wichita, KS a couple decades ago and was listening to the ATIS when the weather ...
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How does an organization decide to evacuate planes (e.g. in a hurricane)?

I recently became aware that Embry Riddle temporarily evacuated Florida to escape an oncoming hurricane, taking dozens of planes with it. How does an organization like this decide that planes are at ...
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What sort of issues related to extreme heat (115°F, 46°C plus) would prevent takeoffs or landings?

I recently flew into and out of McCarran Airport Las Vegas (LAS) and a local told me that they never report the air temperature at the airport above 115°F (46°C) because the FAA does not allow ...
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