“Butte Pilatus” (Cause & Circumstance, January 2012) was right on; another winner. It should be read over and over by every instrument rated pilot. As it states so clearly, airborne radar is not for flying IN thunderstorms, it's a tool to be used for staying OUT of them. And about that attempted 180-deg. turn in a thunderstorm, how often and for how long must it be repeated? NEVER, EVER, attempt a 180 in a thunderstorm? And that's not from we safety advocates only. The FAA, ...

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