DISCUSSION: As is almost always the case when it comes to commercial aviation, nearly all pilots and co-pilots are trained to constantly avoid moving near or through any parts of deep convective storms. The reason for this is chiefly due to the fact that deep convective storms nearly always have strong updrafts and downdrafts. As pilots encounter deep convective storms they are trained to avoid such storms since they have historically had a tendency to compromise the safety of both commercial and private aircraft since they destabilize the ability for aircraft to remain in flight in a stable manner. This a direct result of the fact that flying near and/or directly through convective updrafts can lead to a given aircraft to lose altitude in a violent and rapid manner which can cause an aircraft to lose control temporarily or permanently in some cases. Hence, commercial and private pilots alike are always taught to fly around convective storms such as those captured in the images above which were taken by commercial pilots flying over #Austria before heading on over towards Croatia!
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