Added on: January 10, 2014
What season comes to mind when you hear the term convective turbulence? It is not a surprise to hear that most pilots wouldn’t hesitate to answer summertime. That makes the most sense given that convective or thermal turbulence is quite the norm during the warm season. It’s safe to say that every certificated pilot has experienced those relentless and annoying bumps while flying close to the surface especially during a warm summer afternoon. While not as common, convective turbulence such as this can and does occur during the winter even in the far northern portions of the U.S. In this workshop we’ll look at how moderate to severe convective turbulence impacted a morning VFR flight in northern Idaho in early January.