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Clear Air Turbulence (CAT) - E-Learning - English

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This module explains aerodynamic problems, methods of detection and avoidance of mountain waves, wake turbulence, and supercell thunderstorms. You will learn how wake turbulence is created, the behaviors and associated risks, and you are provided with a list of activities to be performed when facing aerodynamic problems.

Mountain ranges pose a risk of clear air turbulence caused by mountain waves, with elements such as lee waves, rotor systems, and vertical vortices. Graphics support the theory of turbulence formation, along with graphs and charts that show the effects of mountain waves caused by temperature and airspeed changes, along with supercell formation, hazards, and avoidance.

Course format: This is an IATA/CAE eLearning course

Course duration: 30 minutes

Key topics

  • Mountain waves
    • Lee waves
    • Rotor systems
    • Vertical vortices
  • Wake turbulence
  • Supercell thunderstorms

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      Who should attend

      • Pilots
      • Pilot Instructors

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      • 1280 x 1024 Minimum Screen Resolution
      • Broadband Internet Connection (512kbps)

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