Weather Patterns and Phenomena: A Pilots Guide

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Weather training is not standard in pilot instruction, yet over 40% of general aviation accidents involve weather factors. As important as stick and rudder skills, the ability to understand weather make intelligent weather-related decisions, and apply weather savvy to flying is critical to good piloting. This new edition of the bestselling pilots' weather guide covers everything pilots need to know.
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Overview

Weather training is not standard in pilot instruction, yet over 40% of general aviation accidents involve weather factors. As important as stick and rudder skills, the ability to understand weather make intelligent weather-related decisions, and apply weather savvy to flying is critical to good piloting. This new edition of the bestselling pilots' weather guide covers everything pilots need to know.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070656024
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/1994
  • Series: Tab Practical Flying Series
  • Pages: 223
  • Product dimensions: 7.27 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. I Weather Theory
1 Air masses 3
2 The atmosphere 13
3 Clouds 21
4 Fronts 29
5 Wind 47
6 High-altitude weather 59
7 Seasonal weather variations 67
Pt. 2 Aviation Weather Hazards
8 Thunderstorms 73
9 Turbulence 95
10 Reduced visibility 123
11 Ice 137
12 Weather-related aircraft accidents 161
Pt. 3 Regional Weather
13 Regional weather patterns 207
Pt. 4 Flight Planning
14 Making the go/no-go decision 229
15 Sample flights 245
Pt. 5 Future Weather Reporting
16 Postscript 291
App Self-briefing aviation weather products 301
Index 305
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