Hazards of summer flying

Hazards of summer flying - June 29, 2007 Hazards of Summer...

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June 29, 2007 Hazards of Summer Flying Summer flying can be a great time to get those hours in when the winter months hinder flying. However, with the great weather of the summer come some factors that make summer flying dangerous. One of the bigger factors of danger during the summer are thunderstorms, however, the heat factor does not fall far behind. The quick building storms and the blistering heat can make flying very dangerous. Weather is a sneaky force that will strike when not paid attention to. Thunderstorms are much more common in the summer than in the winter months. With thunderstorms come strong winds, rain, lightning, hail and limited visibility. Thunderstorms are created with strong updrafts and downdrafts that can cause high winds miles from the actual storm cell. Of course along with any thunderstorm lightning is always present. Lightning is very dangerous. The power contained in lighting is enough to render a plane completely paralyzed. Within the downdrafts of a thunderstorm is precipitation. Most of the precipitation is in
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This essay was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course COMM 101 taught by Professor Steele during the Spring '08 term at Indiana State University .

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