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00.30B AFS-400 Atmospheric Turbulence Avoidance This Advisory Circular (AC) describes to pilots, aircrew members, dispatchers, and other operations personnel the various types of clear air turbulence (CAT) and some of the weather patterns associated with it. Also included are “Rules of Thumb” for avoiding or minimizing CAT encounters. Appendix 1 provides a sample Atmospheric Hazards Advisory and Avoidance System that air carriers can tailor to their specific needs. 09-09-1997