FedEx... I will try not to be presumptuous in passing what I've learned in aviation. A positive Attitude is imperative to have; Acceptance of ones mistakes (we make and will make many). Do not loose your temper in the ground as in the air this will translate to fear, hence panic. Control your misperceived experience, you barely have any and this is a good beginning to be in with this mass of internet information (we had none, but books and flying stories to learn from others, yes I am an old aviator)...
Do not be offended, you are too young, you need to listen, experience and use good judgment and when you do, you will find you are not there yet.
My father told me one thing when he taught me to fly... :If the Hairs in your neck are standing up" LEAVE, do not proceed, TRUST your instincts, not of others. They are telling you of your limitations, stop right now and back off. That is part of Good Airmanship and Good judgement.
Fly Safe, ask questions..
Edd. You have a good point. One of the biggest issues with WX and Controller/Pilot is that at times the controller does not receive in plain language what the Pilot needs to avoid weather. The controller tends to think that if you are navigating through or around weather that you have some form of on-board WX equipment. They will give you assistance with their WARP and NEXRAD, but they will leave it up to you to decide when you can proceed unless you state otherwise.
You are absolutely correct... They have on the average +6000'/min ascending and descending up and down drafts, enough to damage an airliner if they attempt to maintain Altitude or any other aerodynamic excesses.
It appears from the Pictures that the right wing broke about 1/3 and the left wing has the wingtip torn/pulled as if they were in left hand spin/flat spin, the airframe shows some torque ruptures within the same type impact.
Before you opine, look at this site, look at the systems warnings, then if you have ever been inside that kind of weather, you can opine.
Air France 447 meteorological conditions
This is quite scary¦
Hope the rest of the world's A330 fleet are 100%!? +
Thought you may be interested in this - not pleasant.......... doesn't look like the pilots had a chance in this situation >> high technology is fine until it goes to CRAP!
The following is the ACARS messages received by Air France. They are time stamped plus annotated FLR (Fault Report) and WRN (Warning).
This is a breakdown of the ATA listings for the relevant messages:
34-22-25 - INDICATOR - ISIS (INTEGRATED STANDBY INSTRUMENT SYSTEM)
34-43-00 - TRAFFIC AND TERRAIN COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM
34-12-00 - AIR DATA/INERTIAL REFERENCE SYSTEM (ADIRS) ((ADIRU & CDU))
34-10-00 - AIR DATA/I