"Microburst." The term sounds so deceptively benign, as in, "What a cute little microburst ..." Truth is, one microburst could ruin your whole vacation if you happen to be near the ground when it hits. Picture a microburst off the end of the runway. What can a pilot expect when entering the outflow of a microburst near the surface after takeoff?


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ATC vectors around the microburst

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