Dodging showers in the Training Area

Of all things which influence the safety of flight, the weather – the characteristics and behaviour of the Earth’s atmosphere – is the most uncertain and influential. This photo was taken by Nige on an IFR flight inbound to Bankstown. As can be seen the dense low cloud is producing patches of showers which reduces visibility. It is critical that you are aware of the weather forecast for the day of your flight to maximise safety and promote good operational decisions.