Added on: September 18, 2017
During the warm season, cumulus are the most common clouds in the sky. While they rarely cause you to cancel your flight, they tend to occur at popular IFR en route altitudes and come with some important considerations. Not only are cumulus clouds precursors for deep, moist convection or thunderstorms, they can turn what should be an easy flight into an unpleasant one if you don’t plan ahead. In this workshop, we will examine the threats facing pilots with respect to cumulus clouds and identify how to minimize your exposure to uncomfortable if not dangerous convective turbulence.