Added on: March 24, 2011
1 hour and 29 minutes
From the beginning, all pilots learn to cope with those annoying bumps called turbulence. But can turbulence be deadly? Compared to scheduled air carrier operations, a general aviation pilot is a couple orders of magnitude more likely to be fatally injured in a turbulence-related accident according to a recent Federal survey. Using NTSB accident data from 1983 through 1997 the survey identified that turbulence was the culprit in 664 accidents which resulted in 609 deaths, 239 serious injuries and 584 minor injuries. All but one of the 609 deaths was attributed to general aviation. The scary statistic, however, is that the Federal survey also estimated that only about 30% of upper level injury-causing turbulence incidents were forecast based on previous turbulence pilot reports or valid G-AIRMETs. So it is imperative that all general aviation pilots learn how to recognize the meteorological conditions that cause turbulence. In this workshop you will learn how to use the tools available on the Internet to find the most comfortable ride and how to minimize your exposure to dangerous turbulence.
*Please note that this program is no longer available on CD-ROM. It can only be purchased for online viewing which requires an Elite member account. If you are not an Elite member of AvWxWorkshops.com and would like to purchase this workshop, you will get a free 7-Day Elite membership to view the program. This also provides you with access to 80+ basic workshops and seamless access to the Internet Weather Brief Roadmap, a suite of weather briefing guidance unlike any other available online. If you choose not to renew your Elite membership, you will be able to login and retain access to this workshop to view as often as you'd like.