Low ceilings and restricted visibilities are aviation's most deadly killers. But thankfully, with a little knowledge, you can minimize the risks these conditions pose. And you can do it without leaving the ground.
By using special Microsoft Flight Simulator scenarios, you can "fly" many of the conditions explained in the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's new online course, "WeatherWise: Ceiling and Visibility."
See what MVFR looks like, how fog really looks when it hangs out around rivers and lakes, what happens if fog doesn't burn off as expected, and experience the eerie sensation of running into fog and clouds at night.
November 25, 2005