Weather Reports, Forecasts & Flight Planning / Edition 3

Weather Reports, Forecasts & Flight Planning / Edition 3

by Terry Lankford
     
 

WEATHER REPORTS, FORECASTS & FLIGHT PLANNING

Praise for previous editions: "The best new book on the subject...comprehensive, authoritative, and filled with examples and illustrations...beneficial to student pilots and pros alike."—AOPA Pilot

"Lankford's book does a much better job of helping pilots understand reports and forecasts than Aviation

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WEATHER REPORTS, FORECASTS & FLIGHT PLANNING

Praise for previous editions: "The best new book on the subject...comprehensive, authoritative, and filled with examples and illustrations...beneficial to student pilots and pros alike."—AOPA Pilot

"Lankford's book does a much better job of helping pilots understand reports and forecasts than Aviation Weather Services. In addition, Lankford explains quite a bit of meteorology as he shows you how to understand written material and charts."—Flight Training magazine

Whether you're flying into the wild blue yonder, gray skies, or pitch-black night, Terry T. Lankford's classic weather guide for pilots is your one indispensable source for clear meteorological information. In this easy-to-understand book, FAA Weather Specialist and 30-year veteran pilot Lankford gives pilots practical weather guidance for safer flights.

In WEATHER REPORTS, FORECASTS & FLIGHT PLANNING, you'll find more than weather theory and simple assessment information. Terry Lankford gives you:


* Hands-on advice on pilot interpretation and application of diverse weather information
* The voice of experience in applying real-life techniques to specific information
* Pilot-tested, best-practice procedures for all types of conditions, forecasts, and flight planning
* Vital information on challenges such as vorticity, icing, low-level wind shear, thunderstorms, and turbulence
* A pilot-savvy understanding of the limitations and evolution of weather forecasting
* Clarifications of dangerous misunderstandings and misconceptions about weather forecasts and terminology
* The most efficient ways to get the meteorological information you need and make maximum use of FAA automated services
* Decoding of weather and NOTAM abbreviations

NEW IN THIS EDITION:
* Coverage of satellite imagery
* Completely updated to METAR format
* NEXRAD and Leading-Edge radar products
* National Weather Service procedures, techniques, reorganization
* Aviation Weather Channel web page help
* Mountain Wave Forecasts information
* Wind chill/comfort index

Providing the equivelant of in-depth experience in gathering, interpreting, and applying meteorological information, this book puts the goal of weather-wise piloting within easy reach. WEATHER REPORTS, FORECASTS & FLIGHT PLANNING will raise your confidence level as it raises your skills.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071354561
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
12/20/1999
Series:
Practical Flying Series
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 9.25(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1Surface observations (METAR)1
2Pilot weather reports (UA, UUA, PIREPs)61
3Satellite imagery85
4Weather advisories107
5The area forecast (FA)149
6TWEB route forecasts197
7Terminal aerodrome forecast (TAF)213
8Winds and temperatures aloft forecast (FD)235
9Radar and convective analysis charts251
10Air analysis charts285
11The weather briefing327
App. A: Abbreviations367
App. BForecast and report locations415
App. CArea designators437
Glossary447
Index467

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