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 2020 Learn to Fly Course.

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Bret is vice president and senior flight instructor for Sporty's Academy. In addition to Bret's teaching responsibilities, Bret leads Sporty's video production and app development team and serves as editor of the popular iPad Pilot News online journal. As an airline transport pilot, Bret is a senior captain in Sporty's corporate flight department.