Fear of Flying Tip of the Day:

Just because thunderstorms are in the forecast doesn’t mean that your pilots will be flying through them. As a matter of fact, at altitude, pilots will avoid getting within 20 miles of thunderstorms to make the ride as smooth as possible. Weather is a large contributor to those who have a Fear of Flying, mainly because of the uncertainty of Turbulence. In the graphic below, you will see the routes that pilots will fly to stay clear of storms or any weather that could cause turbulence.

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