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Originally posted by sy.gunson
Pilots in dark at 35,000ft do not fly visually. They use weather radar to visualise weather systems ahead. These guys diodn't bother to look at their radar.
Originally posted by Mikey84
Originally posted by Haunebu
Yes, it is wrong, Bild www.bild.de... published pictures of the German victims yesterday on their front page.
Their picture is terrible!
Why would a paper put a picture like that on the front of the page?
Correct however as you can see from the above evidence this pilot did an insane act and flew into a wall of thunderclouds.
Originally posted by Harlequin
reply to post by C0bzz
the quesion is , is there a storm trak for the time they went through?
GENEVA, June 2 (Reuters) - Two Lufthansa jets believed to have been in the same area half an hour before the missing Air France flight are to provide clues for the investigation, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said.
It appears AF447 crossed through three key thunderstorm clusters: a small one around 0151Z, a new rapidly growing one at about 0159Z, and finally a large multicell convective system (MCS) around 0205-0216Z. Temperature trends suggested that the entire system was at peak intensity, developing rapidly around 2300-0100Z and finally dissipating around dawn. From a turbulence perspective, these cold spots would be the areas of highest concern as they signal the location of an active updraft producing new cloud material in the upper troposphere.
1. How far (time and distance) ahead of a huge storm system like that can a flight crew see it on onboard radar and take action to divert and navigate a way around it? My guess is that crews have plenty of advance warning, but I defer to the aviation members.