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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071361033
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/19/2000
  • Series: Walter J. Boyne Military Aircraft Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry T. Lankford has been a Weather Specialist with the FAA for nearly 30 years, and is the author of three titles in McGraw-Hill's Practical Flying Series: Understanding Aeronautical Charts, 2nd Edition, Cockpit Weather Decisions, and all three editions of this book. He also wrote Aircraft Icing. A pilot since 1967, he also holds single-engine, multiengine, and instrument ratings, as well as an FAA Gold Seal Instructor certificate. An FAA accident prevention counselor, he earned the Flight Safety Award in 1979. Lankford also contributes articles to pilot periodicals.

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Table of Contents

Basic Weather Theory.

The Realm of Flight.

Ever-Changing Weather.

Motion of the Air.

Signposts in the Sky.

Families of the Air.

Air Masses in Conflict.

Where's the Front?
Pilot Weather Resources and Services.

Surface Observation (METAR).

Pilot Weather Reports.

Satellite Images.

Radar and Convective Analysis Charts.

Air Analysis Charts.

Introduction to Forecasts.

Weather Advisories.

Area Forecasts.

TWEB Route Forecasts.

Terminal Aerodrome Forecast.

Winds and Temperatures Aloft Forecast.

FAA Weather Briefing Services.

Automated Weather Briefing Services.
Strategies for Interpreting and Flying the Weather.

Altimetry, Airspeed, and Aircraft Performance.

Low Ceilings and Visibilities.

Turbulence.

Icing.

Thunderstorms.

Strategies for Weather Systems.

Risk Assessment and Management.

Abbreviations.
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  • Posted January 18, 2011

    Excellent for the new aviator or student pilot who is a weather novice

    This book will clear up any questions you have about aviation weather

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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