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St. Elmo's Fire

#1 Post by avcanada » Tue May 15, 2018 10:54 am

Anyone have some video or photo's they can share of St. Elmo's Fire?
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#2 Post by kevind » Tue May 15, 2018 12:42 pm

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Re: St. Elmo's Fire

#3 Post by Kejidog » Tue May 15, 2018 2:30 pm

Ha ha. You beat me to it!


https://youtu.be/jVf4_WglzWA
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Re: St. Elmo's Fire

#4 Post by Gilles Hudicourt » Tue May 15, 2018 3:31 pm

I filmed this a few years ago.

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#5 Post by Beefitarian » Wed May 16, 2018 7:27 pm

That's a pretty amazing video. How often does that happen?
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Re: St. Elmo's Fire

#6 Post by Gilles Hudicourt » Thu May 17, 2018 10:02 am

Beefitarian wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 7:27 pm
That's a pretty amazing video. How often does that happen?
It's pretty rare. Most if the time it only lasts a few seconds. That day it lasted a long time. I only filmed the tail end of it. We were in pretty heavy snow showers.....
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#7 Post by C.W.E. » Thu May 17, 2018 3:15 pm

I have seen it in the Arctic when flying through light snow at very cold temperatures, you can use your finger to trace lines across the windshield.
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#8 Post by Eric Janson » Sun May 20, 2018 3:29 am

Beefitarian wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 7:27 pm
That's a pretty amazing video. How often does that happen?
Happens a fair bit in the tropics - usually when you are flying close to a CB or picking your way through a cluster of cells - the anvil is the area where you'd find it the most.
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#9 Post by Beefitarian » Wed May 23, 2018 7:51 pm

Occasionally flying light singles VFR I'm going to enjoy the video and stay as far as I can from "the anvil."
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