Thunderstorms can produce airframe-shattering turbulence, damaging hail, blinding downpours, sudden wind shear, and raging winds. The good news is that it’s not difficult to avoid these violent storms—if you know how to use the tools at your disposal. Join AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg, datalink expert Dr. David Strahle, and air traffic control experts to learn important facts about using cockpit weather, the weather radar services controllers can offer, and how to effectively communicate with ATC to minimize your risk of encountering a thunderstorm’s fearsome wrath. You can earn an ASI completion certificate and FAA WINGS credit at the end of this video.
Approx. 54 min