Can a Commercial Airliner Fly over a Hurricane?

DALLAS – The short answer is yes, it is feasible for a commercial aircraft to fly over a hurricane while remaining out of the storm’s path.

The hurricane season officially begins in June and ends in November, usually peaking in the month of August. When warm, moist air rises from the ocean and collides with cooler air in the atmosphere, water vapor condenses and forms storm clouds.

Year-round, airlines and air traffic controllers must reroute planes around thunderstorms, but hurricanes, tropical storms, and even tropical depressions represent a significantly greater threat. Hurricanes, unlike regular summer showers, are bugger and take much read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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