Tag: Squall Line

Outflow Boundaries

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An outflow boundary is also known as a “gust front.” No doubt, each of us knows the...

Heat Bursts!

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HEAT BURST A heat burst is an extraordinarily rapid increase in temperature. Though rare,...

What are You Looking at?

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While this title may sound like the opening line of an ensuing barroom brawl, my aim to...

What you can’t see, can hurt you!

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First, the good news: For many years prior to airborne radar technology, pilots safely navigated areas of convection. Fast forward to today,...

How Upset are You?

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As the Squall Line columnist, it should come as no surprise that convective weather is my favorite...

The “All Weather” Machine

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The very nature of commercial flight and the capabilities of transport category aircraft combine to make flight...

Inside and Outside Runners

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While the terms in this title sound like they’re right out of a gridiron playbook, they are...

Rough Road Ahead!

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I am often asked by laymen, “What airplane do you drive?” As pilots, we routinely refer to ourselves...

Tropical Cyclones

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Our subject this month is tropical cyclones. Rather than delve deeply into myriad reasons behind the formation...

Pathfinding in Convective Weather – Who wants to go first?

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"Express 4121, you're the first to go..." The term pathfinding, as it relates to...