Threat Of Mountain Waves, Part 3

Mountain clearances
The view during a flight in a Beech King Air 200 enroute to Cody, Wyoming. Ensure having a sufficient altitude margin before attempting to cross a ridgeline. A safety margin ranging from at least 50% of the height of the obstruction to a full 100% is recommended. Photo credit: Patrick Veillette
In Part 2, we discussed some of the basic conditions that create mountain waves. Is there any universal advice regarding the best way to handle this threat? According to Flight Safety Australia magazine, “Pilots need to be highly aware of their potentially deadly effects when interpreting weather...

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