Fear of Flying. Bad weather?
This week there are several people going to Orlando who have posted messages to me about the weather.
The plane has to stay at least 20 miles from the centre of storms
They are concerned that they may fly through what they see as ‘bad weather’
But here’s a great picture showing how easy it is to see thunderstorm clouds and how much space there is between them to allow the pilots to pick a route clear of them. The pilot will check his weather radar to see the route ahead, because it displays the weather for 120 miles beyond the aircraft.
August 11, 2007
About planes and flying