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Offline wilber

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Re: Addressing climate change
« Reply #135 on: July 12, 2019, 02:53:52 pm »
Yes except this one had nought to do with t-storms. As has been reported this was that nasty old Clear Air Turbulence you can't see as you can a T-storm.

CAT is normally associate with mechanical turbulence over mountains or wind sheer but you can get it around storms as well.  We were cruising along down there one night, don't remember the altitude but between 310 and 350 for sure and while there were storms around, there was nothing close on the radar and it was smooth. All of a sudden we started going up like an elevator, the autopilot couldn't hold the altitude and tripped off. We must have gained about 1500 ft in a few seconds and then it stopped. We descended back to our assigned altitude and continued on like it never happened.
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