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A beautiful altocumulus castellanus sunrise this morning. 

Oo she's a beauty 

My first attempt at storm shots 🤷‍♂️ (Please don't judge 🤣) The cells are impressive tonight! 

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Let's see what happens with the storm when it hits the channel and whether it dies or not. This one does look to have some punch with it, a pretty active storm! Maybe could try catch a few hours sleep and set an alarm if it looks like it could survive

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20 minutes ago, Buzzard said:

It’s fun checking this, the rain radar and plane finder at the same time. Seeing planes attempting landings and seeing their unusual flight paths avoiding the storms 😉

 

14 minutes ago, kumquat said:

Looks like an early '80s arcade game 😄

Some more information about stormscope. Mostly fitted to aircraft that don't have a space in the nose for weather radar. 

https://www.l3commercialaviation.com/avionics/products/stormscope/

 

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The Stormscope® Series II Weather Mapping Sensor, model WX-500 (figure 1-1) detects electrical discharges from thunderstorms within a 200 nmi radius of the aircraft. This information is then sent to an external Multi-Function Display (MFD) that plots the location of the thunderstorms. The WX-500 is a passive sensor that listens for electromagnetic signals with a receiving antenna. There’s no transmitter and no harmful transmissions. The WX-500 works as well on the ground as it does in the air, thereby giving the pilot important planning information before takeoff.

 

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27 minutes ago, LightningLover said:

Not too long now, it’s kind of the deciding moment when it either leaves the coast or continues tracking inland over France.
 

I’m hoping with every fibre of my being that it leaves the coast and Heads this way, as we deserve a good MCS/light show after the heat we have endured!!

I'm watching it too, but I'm thinking it will follow the coast up to Calais, and the spread, some towards Belgium and some over. We are probably both wrong though lol. Although I'm sure some flashes are already trying to follow the north west route

 

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2 minutes ago, Wold Topper said:

Like my missus, thats why i hide downstairs and post on Netweather! Low level mist on the yorkshire wolds, but still really mild!?

Huge and powerful, why on earth did that crack me up 

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9 minutes ago, alexisj9 said:

I'm watching it too, but I'm thinking it will follow the coast up to Calais, and the spread, some towards Belgium and some over. We are probably both wrong though lol. Although I'm sure some flashes are already trying to follow the north west route

 

Almost looks like there is even more developing just behind it on lightning maps...

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40 minutes ago, Robbie Garrett said:

I have done, but the airspace around London is fairly difficult to avoid these things. If I had an instrument rating, then yes you get on top of the scud and would get some great views of them.

I did this flight on last years' storms, was interesting.

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As you can see, you've got to be very very careful.  You could run into a cell.  I hope in the EU we soon get ADSB Datalink for weather downloads.

However there's this video of me flying through some interesting weather, later to become TSRA.

 

 

 

Enjoyed that flight back from LT. Interesting, especially the traffic coming across 😂

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