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Weathering the StormThe May/June 2012 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on extreme weather. Articles provide important tips on how to detect, prepare for, and avoid some of the more extreme varieties of weather conditions GA pilots may encounter in their region of the country, including thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, icing, fog, freezing rain and more. Hear from weather experts at the FAA who offer advice on how to be prepared for these situations and provide updates on the many helpful tools and resources now available to pilots.

For more on how to improve your weather knowledge, check out the new issue at: http://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/.

In addition, the issue's Nuts, Bolts, and Electrons department (pg. 27) looks at the newly released versions of the Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Handbooks, and Vertically Speaking (pg. 29) reviews minimum safe altitudes and VFR weather minimum for rotorcraft operations.