Airline Pilot Forums

Airline Pilot Forums was designed to be a community where working airline pilots can share ideas and information about the aviation field. In the forum you will find information about major and regional airline carriers, career training, interview and job seeker help, finance, and living the airline pilot lifestyle.




View Full Version : Guess this Cloud!


Dubes
10-06-2008, 11:52 PM
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/4590/img1281ok1.jpg

I saw this beauty at work the other day, although I don't know what it is or how it got there.


detpilot
10-07-2008, 09:09 AM
Thats pretty sweet

EvilGN
10-07-2008, 09:55 AM
looks somewhat like a lenticular cloud associated with mountain wave turbulance....is there a mountain range within 50 miles of that pic?


Dubes
10-07-2008, 10:40 AM
There is, about 15 miles away from the cloud to the east of the picture.

Zayghami
10-07-2008, 12:45 PM
Altostratus anyone?

EvilGN
10-07-2008, 03:39 PM
alto stratus is stratus between 6500ft and 20k ft. Being that the OP confirmed there is a mountain range near by, those do appear to be lenticular clouds, note the airfoil like shape

UnlimitedAkro
10-07-2008, 04:41 PM
hahahahahaha! man... You guys are too funny. oh wow.

USMCFLYR
10-07-2008, 05:17 PM
Looks like some type of front passing through. Not the typical saucer shape that I usually see with lenticular.

USMCFLYR