.............. In FS2004 you can take a cessna into the hugest and most "turbulent" cloud and come out completely unscathed. I hope they improve that as weather is a very crucial element to gliding.. :)
Im also a glider pilot and considering that I find the tow (and climbing in a thermal) some of the most enjoyable and challenging parts of glider flight, I really hope that they can now be done.
Also, I'm hoping that in the new flight simulator there will actually be dangerous turbulence inside large clouds. In FS2004 you can take a Cessna into the hugest and most "turbulent" cloud and come out completely unscathed. I hope they improve that as weather is a very crucial element to gliding.. :)
....also for powered aircraft, as well...
I am always amazed at the screen shots of Sim Pilots flying through, or near, highly dangerous Cumulonimbus cloud formations...:o...!
Any form of cloud should always be treated with GREAT respect, and general aviation pilots of powered aircraft should really spend time on the ground until the cloud dissipates...
I would like to be able to experience the effects of various cloud formations, and be aware of their dangers... :o...!
It is often dangerous to approach within 5 miles of a building cloud formation!!
The interior of a towering Cumulus cloud can tear your aircraft apart...!!
Most clouds should be generally avoided...!
I would strongly advise any Sim Pilot to study Meteorology*...a truly fascinating subject...and as a motorcyclist I have a vested interest in it...;)... 8)...!
* one of the most important parts of training for a Pilots licence... ;)...!
P.S. For anyone wanting to experience realistic flight dynamics in gliders and powered aircraft, give this excellent little program a try, (I have purchased it!)...>>>
Exactly Paul. I remember on one of my first twenty glider flights I was with my instructor and we were literally "kissing" the bottom of a nasty grey cumulus formation, and he urged me to descent straight away. :) The thermals underneath it were so good though... there werent any more flights for the rest of the day because the weather just got worse...
My instructor told us to stay atleast 20 miles from a thunderstorm
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