Video tip: how thunderstorms form

Thunderstorms have a great ability to cause aircraft damage on the ground and in flight. Even airlines take extra precaution to divert around impending convective activity for the comfort of the passengers and the safety of the flight.

Use this week’s video tip to learn the three conditions necessary for the formation of a thunderstorm. A keen understanding of how and when a thunderstorm can develop will allow you to plan a route and departure time to avoid potentially dangerous weather.

The video clip below is from Sporty’s complete Learn to Fly Course.

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Having a childhood dream of aviation, Chris first became an Aviation Explorer, motivating him to earn his private pilot's license as a teenager. During his four years at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University he earned his commercial, multi-engine certificate with an instrument rating. While experimenting in seaplanes, gliders, and a variety of other personal aircraft, Chris developed a passion for general aviation and shares that passion as he develops aviation training apps and content for Sporty's Pilot Shop.