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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:29 pm    Post subject: Lightning Strike Reply with quote

Lightning Strike

Strike incidence data show that there are more lightning strikes to aircraft below about 20,000 ft than above this altitude, and that jet aircraft are being struck at lower than cruise altitudes, that is during climb, descent or hold operations. Incidence data also show that most strikes occur in or near regions of precipitation. The amount of lightning activity is related to how much precipitation there is, and the presence of vertical air currents (turbulence) ...
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