Afternoon Thundershowers

A thundershower is a short storm with heavy rainfall, lightning and thunder, and sometimes strong winds. They begin suddenly and can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. These thundershowers are most common in the afternoon and evening in the summertime. They can form anywhere in…

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Using the Lavatory on the Ground

Airlines today run very tight schedules. Everything is taken into account so that each plane spends as little time sitting on the ground as possible. The time between fights when passengers are getting on and off and when the planes are cleaned is called the turn time. A big…

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Weather Delays

Modern aircraft can fly through almost any weather conditions and pilots are trained to land with limited visibility using only their instruments. So why are weather delays so common? One reason is the danger to ground personnel. The people who service the plane, put on and take off the…

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