It tends to get your attention. The "it" is lightning. And if you ask anyone who has experienced a lightning strike they will tell you the astonishingly bright flash may be exciting, but the incredible Boom! that follows can be a real attention-getter. And the whole thing happens in a microsecond. All lightning strikes are powerful and no one is going to suggest that lightning is a non-event. However, the risk of consequence, injury and/or death differs according to where you are when ...


You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "Lightning: Ungrounded Fears, and Real Menace".


Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to for access.


Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.