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Precautions in turbulent weather

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What are precautions while flying though Turbulent weather conditions?

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  1. Wes Beard on Feb 22, 2014

    Avoidance! Avoidance! Avoidance!

    Obviously, don’t fly near thunderstorms under the anvil top or squall lines. Those are the obvious ones. Then there is clear air turbulence which can’t be predicted with any accuracy.

    In situations you find yourself in turbulent conditions. The best course of action is to follow the recommendation in your POH. Most will have you slow down below maneuvering speed (VA), which decreases as fuel is burned, and accept both pitch and altitude changes and try to ride out the turbulence as much as possible. A 180° turn around and land is also a good idea if you expect to be in the turbulence for a long time.

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