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New Safety Brief highlights thunderstorm avoidanceNew Safety Brief highlights thunderstorm avoidance

Weather and Radar Processor Safety Brief

New Safety Brief highlights thunderstorm avoidance

In response to a rash of thunderstorm-related accidents, air traffic control centers have changed the terminology they use to describe precipitation levels displayed by radar. The new terms are moderate, heavy, and extreme. To help you better understand thunderstorm avoidance services, the AOPA Air Safety Foundation has prepared a Safety Brief. It reviews radar systems, pilot and controller responsibilities, and techniques for avoiding confusion. Download the document.

January 16, 2006

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