Cockpit Weather Decisions

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When it comes to the weather, knowing the meteorological terms is useless - unless you understand the meaning of those concepts when you're aloft. Which is precisely why Lankford has written this no-nonsense guide: to give flyers the basic understanding of how weather affects them in flight, and what to do to handle any situation that is likely to arise. He has written a book that is intended specifically as a practical guide for pilots who need hands-on knowledge, not a mass of detailed theory. In clear, ...
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Overview

When it comes to the weather, knowing the meteorological terms is useless - unless you understand the meaning of those concepts when you're aloft. Which is precisely why Lankford has written this no-nonsense guide: to give flyers the basic understanding of how weather affects them in flight, and what to do to handle any situation that is likely to arise. He has written a book that is intended specifically as a practical guide for pilots who need hands-on knowledge, not a mass of detailed theory. In clear, understandable terms, learn how to adjust your flying to meet conditions ... anticipate rough weather ahead ... use sound judgment about when it's safe to fly ... escape or avoid dangerous conditions ... anticipate changes in course and speed due to weather ... take into account the abilities of your airplane ... get out of trouble if you find yourself in it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070367197
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • Publication date: 9/1/1997
  • Series: Practical Flying Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1 The Realm of Flight 1
Structure of the Atmosphere 2
Atmospheric Properties 5
Altimetry, Airspeed, and Aircraft Performance 13
Strategies 18
Updating Weather En Route 21
2 Ever-Changing Weather 23
Lapse Rate 24
Vertical Motion in the Atmosphere 31
Low Ceilings and Visibility 33
Strategies 48
3 Motion of the Air 53
General Circulation 54
Winds 58
Turbulence 65
Strategies 72
4 Signpost in the Sky 79
Cloud Types 80
Precipitation 92
Icing 95
Strategies 103
5 Families of the Air 109
Air Masses 110
Thunderstorms 114
Convective Low-Level Windshear 128
Strategies 133
6 Air Masses in Conflict 139
The Life Cycle of a Front 141
Cold Fronts 143
Warm Fronts 149
Occluded Fronts 152
Stationary Fronts 154
Strategies 155
7 Where's the Front? 161
Upper-Level Troughs and Ridges 163
Upper-Level Lows and Highs 168
The Jet Stream Revisited 172
Vorticity 173
Convergence and Divergence 176
Hurricanes 178
Putting It Together 181
Strategies 183
Glossary 187
App. A Charts and Graphs 195
App. B METAR/TAF Codes 199
Index 211
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