Some Things You Probably Didn’t Know: Chances are that if some nine year-old asks you just how high up can clouds be, you'd probably think about those wispy cirrus clouds or towering cumulonimbus.
Lightning flashed and torrential rain blew in sheets as the 747-400 lined up for takeoff.
Old Man Winter is here, and he’s brought his little bag of tricks with him -- here are some simple strategies that could save you a bloody fortune...
It’s time to watch the Outside Air Temperature Gauge and determine your altitudes based less on winds and more on how cold it is ... or suffer the consequences.
A good pilot customarily calculates a ground speed, duration and estimated fuel burn before each flight -- all from forecast winds -- and that’s not so good...
Ice is the last great unknown in instrument flight -- although wide areas of suspected icing conditions may be forecast, there is *no* technology that can tell you specifically where you’ll encounter ice.
One of the most critical aspects of flying cross-country is dealing with the weather, but almost all the weather information available for our preflight briefings comes only from areas near major airports -- and close to the ground.
'ATIS Information Bravo, 1150Z: Sky condition 300 overcast, visibility one and one-half miles, light rain and mist...'
The FAA has standard turbulence reporting criteria, but there is a problem.
There have been numerous fatalities in fog related accidents recently and far fewer survivors.