Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Remote Pilots License

I am going to attempt any remote pilot's license, or part 107. As I do so, I will post my learning materials on my website. If you would like to see them and use them, you will find them at, under the Remote Pilots License Materials link.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Pyrocumulus Cloud Over the Boise Mountain Range

On Sunday the 21st, I took this picture of a cumulus cloud over the Boise mountains. What makes it unique is its source. The Pioneer Fire is creating rising warm air. As the air rises, it cools. When air is cooled below the dew point, water condenses out. This releases more heat and causes the air to become even more buoyant. And as a result, the air rises faster and condenses even more water out to create a cumulus cloud.

You can see the smoke from the fire below the cumulus cloud. The name of this cloud is pyrocumulus.