Convective flight planning with WeatherSpork

There’s no doubt that we are now waist-deep into the warm season where powerful convection is shrinking the airspace that’s available for us to use on any given flight.  Check our our latest video that demonstrates how to use WeatherSpork to plan that perfect time to depart when there’s a threat for deep, moist convection. Whether you are part of the WeatherSpork family or not, this 39 minute video will give you an excellent idea how to integrate all of this imperfect weather guidance to make an informed decision especially when related to the timing of your departure.

And don’t forget a the short follow-on video below on how well the guidance performed.

Lastly, here’s the NEXRAD mosaic later in the day showing an afternoon departure out of northern Georgia would have been very challenging.

Scott Dennstaedt
Weather Systems Engineer

Scott Dennstaedt

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CFI and former NWS research meteorologist. Co-founder of WeatherSpork
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