Please note that this program provides TWO credits for advanced knowledge topic under the FAA Wings Program.
Most of our weather education has been through reading text books, magazine articles and the occasional online tutorial. This material is sometimes vague and filled with generalizations and rules of thumb that don't always apply especially when Mother Nature is at her worst. With respect to weather, the devil is in the details. Very few of these traditional learning resources are up-to-date with the latest technology and weather products freely available online. Traditional material tends to lack a detailed description on how to interpret and utilize these tools within the context of your preflight regiment. During your primary and instrument training, your formal weather instruction was either very general or nonexistent - perhaps just enough to pass the written and practical exams. As a result, many pilots feel their aviation weather knowledge is seriously behind the guidance that has emerged online.
Weather Essentials for Pilots is a unique two-day aviation weather workshop developed and taught by CFI and former NWS research meteorologist, Scott C. Dennstaedt. It is open to certificated pilots at all experience levels including pilots without an instrument rating (instrument rated pilots will leverage the most from the course material). This workshop is designed to remove much of the guesswork out of your preflight analysis by filling in those gaps in knowledge to take over where your primary training has left off. Special emphasis of this workshop will be a scenario-based discussion to integrate much of the weather guidance for preflight weather planning decisions. These scenarios will leverage the archives found in the Internet Wx Brief Roadmap. If you want to enhance your preflight and in-flight weather situational awareness beyond the standard briefing, be sure to reserve your seat to Weather Essentials for Pilots. It will challenge your most basic understanding of the weather.
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