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Question On Weather And Aviation

Fri Nov 07, 2003 9:59 pm

I want to know more about the relationship between aviation and weather..Please help.

In what circumstances will the plane not be affected by the weather?
I mean,in what flight level is the plane not anymore affected by the weather like thunderstorm,lightning,jet streams...?(if any)

Thanks a lot for your help.
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RE: Question On Weather And Aviation

Fri Nov 07, 2003 10:15 pm

You're asking a very complicated question there. In aviation, weather is a factor almost always. You learn more about the weather than you care to know if you ever get your pilot license, but a good portion of it is very useful.

There are so many different areas to learn about: Cloud types, icing, barometric pressures, isobars, dewpoint-temperature spreads, fogs, winds, and that is just the beginning.

If you are very interested in it, I know there are very helpful tools out there such as videos or interactive CD's for the computer that can help you learn all about it. King Schools offers some good ones. Hope this helped.

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RE: Question On Weather And Aviation

Sat Nov 08, 2003 12:59 am

Here's a site to help you:


Air moves not only horizontally, but also vertically. The vertical motion is the primary reason for turbulence, the secondary being shear. Wind shear is when two "layers" of wind meet with different speeds and/or directions. Have you seen a place where two rivers meet, especially when one is going much faster than the other? That is the best analogy I can give. The area where they meet is very turbulent because of the difference in speeds.
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