In this week’s 1-Minute Ground School, we will be discussing the elusive microburst. Don’t be fooled by the name – there is nothing small about a microburst. Being caught in a microburst exposes an aircraft to immense windshear and can be catastrophic. Due to its significant downdraft, you will find that a small aircraft may not be capable of escaping a microburst. Let’s dive into a description of a microburst, how to identify them, and the FAA’s investment in identifying this dangerous weather phenomenon. Review the graphics below to learn more about microbursts!