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Trivia Teaser: Muddying up the waters

True or false: A departing airliner may stir the fog near an RVR sensor.

True or false: A departing airliner may stir the fog near an RVR sensor.

True. During an approach, watch out after a departing aircraft if the RVR suddenly improves. It may be the airliner stirring the fog near an RVR sensor.


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Jeff Pardo is an aviation writer in Maryland with commercial ASEL, instrument, helicopter, and glider ratings. He started flying in 1989 and has about 1500 hours. Jeff holds a bachelors in meteorology and oceanography, as well as an MS in marine science. Prior to his present tenure at SES, Jeff worked in flight dynamics for various telecommunication firms for 15 years. He has flown mostly Cessna and Piper airplanes and R-22 helicopters, and has about 70 hours in J3 and Citabria aircraft. He has flown as a mission pilot for the Civil Air Patrol, as a mission pilot for Angel Flight, and he was a contributing editor for AOPA Flight Training for about 10 years.
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