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A thorough update of the only guide to apply the full spectrum of weather effects to aircraft pilotage and flight. An understanding of weather is as critical to pilots as stick and rudder skills. No resource supplies a stronger how-to-knowledge of this often tricky proficiency than this now expanded bestseller. Turner providesmatchless coverage of the causes and workings of weather conditions and apply weather data to actual flight. This classic features new insight into weather theory, reporting procedures, ...
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A thorough update of the only guide to apply the full spectrum of weather effects to aircraft pilotage and flight. An understanding of weather is as critical to pilots as stick and rudder skills. No resource supplies a stronger how-to-knowledge of this often tricky proficiency than this now expanded bestseller. Turner providesmatchless coverage of the causes and workings of weather conditions and apply weather data to actual flight. This classic features new insight into weather theory, reporting procedures, flying techniques, and technology-plus the latest on hazardous weather conditions, high-altitude and regional weather, and seasonal variations.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780070656079
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 5/31/1999
  • Series: Practical Flying Series
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.45 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 1.05 (d)

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Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Air masses 3
2 The atmosphere 11
3 Clouds 18
4 Fronts 24
5 Wind 39
6 High-altitude weather 49
7 Seasonal weather variations 51
8 Thunderstorms 57
9 Turbulence 75
10 Reduced visibility 98
11 Ice 108
12 Weather-related aircraft accidents 125
13 Regional weather patterns 149
14 Making the go/no-go decision 167
15 Sample flights 175
16 Postscript 209
Appendix Self-briefing aviation weather products 215
Index 219
About the author 225
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