Clear-air turbulence

July 8, 2013 - 3:00pm

A June 26 NBAA Webinar delivered new insights into the weather international pilots might encounter across the globe. In addition to a refresher on the potential dangers of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), topics covered included monsoons, dust and sand storms, clear air turbulence (CAT), the jet stream and tropical cyclones.

August 28, 2009 - 8:48am

Hawker Beechcraft King Air B100, Rapid City, S.D., June 15, 2009–King Air N4490M, operated as a medical transport under Part 135 by Air Methods, encountered clear-air turbulence during a mission from Gordon Municipal Airport in Nebraska to Rapid City Regional Airport. The patient sustained severe injuries as a result of the turbulence; the four flight crewmembers received minor injuries. VMC prevailed during the flight.

November 16, 2006 - 6:06am

The next flight you take could be much smoother, thanks to a new airborne weather radar design from U.S. avionics maker Rockwell Collins.

The Multi Hazard Detection weather radar includes a number of advanced features that the manufacturer said are intended to warn flight crews of potential areas of turbulence and provide extra information about developing storms.

 
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