The Pilot's Guide to Weather Reports, Forecasts and Flight Planning / Edition 2by Terry T. Lankford
Pub. Date: 04/01/1995
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
For general aviation pilots,particularly those flying in VFR conditions,this is the most pragmatic guide available to making sound flight decisions based on weather interpretation. While most books focus on theory,this one concentrates on practical,real-world applications,covering how to obtain complete sources of weather information,interpret data to make accurate forecasts,and make intelligent and rational go/no go decisions
Table of ContentsIntroduction.
Surface Observations (SA).
Pilot Reports (PIREPS).
The Area Forecast (FA).
The Terminal Forecast (FT).
Winds and Temperatures Aloft Forecasts (FD).
Radar and Convective Analysis Reports and Chairs.
Air Analysis Charts.
Obtaining Meteorological and Aeronautical Information (Weather Briefing).
Updating Meteorological and Aeronautical Information (Flight Service Station Communications).
The Notice to Airman System (NOTAMS).
VFR Flight Planning.
IFR Flight Planning.
Appendices: A: Abbreviations.
B: Forecast and Report Locations.
C: Area Designations.
E: Weather Products.
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