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Stand on a cloud


MnDOT Aeronautics

One of the perks and beauties of flight is the rare opportunity to fly through a cloud (most likely in an airliner), skimming through the tops of puffy white cumulus, and flying along the great halls and alleys between them. The beauty is at once immense and inspiring! But you very likely have had a fleeting thought of wishing you could stand on a cloud. And in fact you can, but that would be a cloud on the ground!

A surface based cloud, (fog), one of the most common weather phenomena encountered in aviation, can form when the air is stable and generally calm. It is prima...

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