Cloud base/cloud ceiling for VFR pilots and their cloud tops
michaelhazell | Premium last edited by
Fairly new to Windy, and just subscribed to premium if that allows me to see more features?
What do people use to estimate cloud tops? I understand the difference between cloud base/ceiling and their associated octas but i'm struggling to really understand cloud tops etc.
As background I am a flight instructor, and I would like to know how to use cloud features to my benefit. Generally I like to know how low the clouds will be, and their vertical extent. What do other VFR pilots look for in cloud maps?
The description of Cloud layers may help you: