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Icing

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Nature’s weighty clear coat can ruin more than aerodynamics. Freezing rain event fully coats several Raytheon T-1A Jayhawks at Vance AFB (Enid OK). Ice is heavy and has the potential to overstress hydraulics and spars. All ice must be removed before attempting a takeoff. By Karsten Shein Comm-Inst Climate Scientist urtling past midfield, the copilot […]

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Smoke and ash

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Lengthening wildfire seasons create challenging conditions for pilots. A C-130 Hercules drops fire retardant on a wildfire. Non-firefighting aircraft flying too close to fires can create a collision hazard in the reduced visibility created by the smoke. By Karsten Shein Comm-Inst Climate Scientist he pilots had gotten the word from Anchorage Center as they crossed […]

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Organized convective systems

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When convective cells organize, it can mean trouble for pilots. Gust front shelf cloud along a squall line. Squall lines often organize due to the combined strong outflow from neighboring thunderstorms and cold, dense air descending along a cold front boundary to create a broad region of surface convergence. By Karsten Shein Comm-Inst Climate Scientist […]

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