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What is the difference between microburst and windshear?

When I read about these weather phenomena, I find that both of them depict the same thing, and have the same actions to avoid. So why are they differentiated? http://www.myairlineflight.com/windshear....
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How long does a wind shear last?

I've got a job interview next week and the interviewer asked my colleagues this question. I didn't find the answer online, I personally don't think that there is a certain duration for a wind shear ...
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Could a 'wind wall' help to reduce the wind shear problem at St Helena airport?

I've seen a fair number of articles online about "The World's Most Useless Airport" (St. Helena, HLE/FHSH), which was unable to open to full commercial flights (as was the intention) due to the wind ...
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What do pilots do on a windshear alert after V1?

What is a pilot taught to do, when a windshear is detected and the planes speed is above V1 and before Vr? I can't think of what is safer. Rejecting, with the risk of overshooting the runway. Taking ...
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Do pilots on approach receive automated warnings of sudden windshear or seismic motion?

I've read about Windshear Awareness and there is mention of a Predictive Windshear System (PWS) which I believe is a function of the radar system of the aircraft itself. To complement the reactive ...
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Is there a way for an ultralight or powered glider to smoothly enter a jet stream?

Once inside the jet stream altitude 7-15 km is it all that turbulent or is there a way to enter it smoothly for an ultralight plane or a powered glider? More info
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Why shouldn't the pilot change the aircraft's configuration while avoiding windshear during landing?

According to the procedures, when going around, due to windshear, pilots shouldn't change the aircraft's configuration, such as flaps position and landing gear extension. If changing, would the ...
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How strong must wind gusts be to prevent landings and takeoffs?

I hope this is not as trivial as it sounds. Is there a wind gusts threshold based on which, at a given airport, incoming flights are diverted and outgoing ones are delayed? I assume that aircraft are ...
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What wind change gradient is necessary to be classified as wind shear?

Wind shear is defined as a sudden change in the speed or direction of the wind with altitude. There's got to be some ratio of speed to altitude or directional change to altitude beyond which it's ...