- The student will be introduced to the aviation weather services necessary to assess the risk level of a flight.
- The student will learn to obtain, read, and interpret the major weather products in order to make a competent go/no-go decision on a flight.
- Computer or Tablet with an Internet Browser
- Demonstrate how to access and navigate the Aviation Weather Center's website
- Demonstrate how to find and read the most recent METAR and TAF for the training airport(s)
- Discuss how to properly use additional weather products to make a go/no-go decision
- Obtain a standard weather briefing from 1-800-WX-BRIEF for the local airport
- Simulate making a go/no-go decision for a flight in the local area
- The student demonstrates understanding of acceptable sources of weather data for flight planning purposes.
- The student demonstrates understanding of weather products required for preflight planning, current and forecast weather for departure, en route, and arrival phases of flight.
- The student demonstrates the ability to identify, assess, and mitigate risks, including making a go/no-go decision while respecting personal weather minimums.
- The student demonstrates the ability to identify, assess, and mitigate risks by understanding the limitations of onboard weather equipment, aviation weather reports and forecasts, and inflight weather resources.
- The student demonstrates the ability to use available weather resources to obtain an adequate weather briefing.
- The student demonstrates the ability to correlate weather information to make a go/no-go decision.