Microbursts and Other Thunderstorm Nastiness

Even though fall is fast approaching, thunderstorms are still lurking out there over the horizon. They bring with them some of the nastiest weather a pilot and an aircraft can ever confront, including the sometimes-mysterious microburst. As AVweb's Linda Pendleton writes, we can't stay on the ground every time a thunderstorm pops up. But we can learn how to avoid their nastiest characteristics, including the microburst.

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