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How do airplanes fly when its snowing?

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Pilots of airplanes are able to fly airplanes even when it is snowing because they use radar and other instruments to guide them. This means that even if a pilot cannot necessarily see what is in front of the airplane, they can still control the flight and guide the plane to the correct destination. Pilots must use a number of tools to control a plane. Sometimes, however, if a snowstorm is too powerful, it may prevent a pilot from being able to safely fly. Visibility is only one aspect of storms. Pilots must also take into account others, such as wind-power, temperature, and ice. 

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