Author: Federal Aviation Administration Federal Aviation Administration
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2013-12-13
This official handbook provides an authoritative tool for pilots, flight instructors, and those studying for pilot certification. From both the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Weather Service, this newest edition offers up-to-date information on the interpretation and application of advisories, coded weather reports, forecasts, observed and prognostic weather charts, and radar and satellite imagery. Expanded to 400 pages, this edition features over 200 color and black-and-white photographs, satellite images, diagrams, charts, and other illustrations. With extensive appendixes, forecast charts, aviation website recommendations, and supplementary product information, this book is an exhaustive resource no aviator or aeronautical buff should be without. Chapters included in the Aviation Weather Services Handbook are: The Aviation Weather Service Program, Aviation Weather Product Classification and Policy, Aviation Routine Weather Report (METAR), Pilot and Radar Reports, Satellite Pictures, Radiosonde Additional Data (RADATs), Graphical Observations and Derived Products, Products for Aviation Hazards, and Aviation Weather Forecasts. Readers will also find useful Surface Analysis Charts, Weather Depiction Charts, Radar Summary Charts, and Constant Pressure Analysis Charts. This handbook comprises absolutely everything weather-related that a pilot needs to know. Educational, comprehensive, and potentially lifesaving, this is an indispensable manual for anyone involved in handling a plane.
Author: Terry T. Lankford
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2000-10-19
Pilot’s ready-to-use, instant weather guide Fly safely in all weather conditions as you master the flying skills and strategies of expert aviators. Terry Lankford’s Aviation Weather Handbook gives you flying strategies for every imaginable weather condition: low ceilings and visibility due to haze, smog, dust, sand, smoke and ash; turbulence; icing and other cold weather phenomena; thunderstorms; wind shear and more. You learn basic weather theory and how to interpret area, TWEB route, terminal aerodrome, and winds and temperatures aloft forecasts. Find out how to get the most from FAA and other weather briefing services...and about the reporting systems for which pilots are responsible. This user-friendly guide is organized by weather condition for quick look-up. The appropriate flying strategies appear with each hazard, as does the fundamental theory needed to put it all together.
Revised and updated, this new edition features full coverage of weather-related tools to assist every pilot’s flight planning and in-flight decisions. The reference thoroughly explains the many aviation weather products and services available to pilots and details the interpretation and application of advisories, coded weather reports, forecasts, observed and prognostic weather charts, and radar and satellite imagery. Weather product examples and explanations are taken primarily from the Aviation Weather Center’s Aviation Digital Data Service website. Including weather station location tables, lists of contractions and acronyms, weather symbols, conversion charts, internet links, and more, this greatly expanded and full-color edition should remain a part of every aviator’s library.
This 2015 Edition of this title includes the FAA's "Change 2" revision for Advisory Circular 00-45G. The FAA and NWS co-publish Aviation Weather Services (Advisory Circular 00-45G), which features full-color illustrations throughout and full coverage of the weather-related tools that assist pilots with flight planning and in-flight decisions. This text thoroughly explains the many U.S. aviation weather products and services available to pilots. Weather product examples and explanations are taken primarily from the Aviation Weather Center's Aviation Digital Data Service website. The AC provides hundreds of weather website addresses for weather resources and definitions. Aviation Weather Services is the main resource to use when studying for pilot certification exams and should remain a part of every aviator's library. Includes weather station location tables, lists of contractions and acronyms, weather symbols, conversion charts, internet links, and more.
Published the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), with the participation of the National Weather Service, this FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 00-45H explains the U.S. aviation weather products and services available to pilots. With full-color illustrations throughout, it details the interpretation and application of advisories, coded weather reports, forecasts, observed and prognostic weather charts, and radar and satellite imagery. Readers will find full coverage of weather-related tools to assist every pilot s flight planning and in flight decisions. Weather product examples and explanations are supported with hundreds of weather website references for further resources, definitions, and additional related FAA publications. Applicable to both VFR and IFR pilots, low and high-altitude operations, this new edition now includes weather resources for soaring, space, and helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS). This book is the weather services resource to use when studying for pilot certification exams and should remain a part of every aviator s library. Subjects covered include METARs, Pilot Reports (PIREPs), Surface Analysis Charts, SIGMETs, AIRMETs, Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAF), Significant Weather Charts and much more. With additional weather station location tables, symbols and conversion charts, internet links and more, this book is key for all pilots seeking an understanding of the weather resources available for preflight and inflight decision-making."
Author: Robert A. Prentice
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Release Date: 2010-07-29
This advisory circular, AC 00-45G, Change 1, explains U.S. aviation weather products and services. It details the interpretation and application of advisories, coded weather reports, forecasts, observed and prognostic weather charts, and radar and satellite imagery.
This series of textbooks and supplements for pilots, student pilots, aviation instructors, and aviation specialists provides information on every topic needed to qualify for and excel in the field of aviation. Most FAA Knowledge Exams' questions are taken directly from the information presented in these texts. The official source for the weather service questions used in all FAA knowledge exams, this text explains basic weather service as well as the interpretation and use of coded weather reports, forecasts, and observed and prognostic weather charts. TAF/METAR information is updated to reflect current procedures consistent with all the changes detailed in the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM).
Meteorology is at the top of the list as far as pilot "must-knows." Pilots not only have to know the intricacies of weather, but must understand weather to survive. This book will take any student, or seasoned pilot, from the basics of the atmosphere's composition to the topic of space weather. It's 32 chapters on the "A to Z" of aviation weather for Canadian pilots, and for others affiliated with the dynamic world of aviation weather!
Author: Dennis Newton
Release Date: 2002-01-01
At the outset of his book, Dennis Newton reminds readers that Severe Weather Flying is not about flying in severe weather, but about how to detect and therefore avoid it, with advice on how to escape it if you become caught in it accidentally. Author Dennis Newton is a meteorologist, weather research pilot, engineering test pilot, ATP, and flight instructor, and he speaks pilot to pilot in this valuable guide on how not to fly severe weather.
Author: David A. Powner
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Release Date: 2010-01
In addition to providing aviation weather products developed at its own facilities, the National Weather Service (NWS) also provides on-site staff at each of the Federal Aviation Admin. (FAA's) en route centers -- the facilities that control high-altitude flight outside the airport tower and terminal areas. Over the last few years, FAA and NWS have been exploring options for enhancing the efficiency of the aviation weather services provided at en route centers. This report: (1) determines the status and plans of efforts to restructure the center weather service units; (2) evaluates efforts to establish a baseline of the current performance provided by these units; and (3) evaluates challenges to restructuring them. Charts and tables.
Author: National Aviation Weather Services Committee
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date: 1995-11-02
Each time we see grim pictures of aircraft wreckage on a rain-drenched crash site, or scenes of tired holiday travelers stranded in snow-covered airports, we are reminded of the harsh impact that weather can have on the flying public. This book examines issues that affect the provision of national aviation weather services and related research and technology development efforts. It also discusses fragmentation of responsibilities and resources, which leads to a less-than-optimal use of available weather information and examines alternatives for responding to this situation. In particular, it develops an approach whereby the federal government could provide stronger leadership to improve cooperation and coordination among aviation weather providers and users.