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Member Benefits

Choose from 2 membership types:

Wx Brief Membershipprovides access to the Internet Wx Brief Roadmap, a comprehensive suite of high resolution weather guidance designed to increase your situational awareness with respect to the weather better than any other preflight weather planning tool available.

Elite Membership encapsulates all of the benefits of a Wx Brief member, plus provides unlimited and seamless access to a growing library of bite-sized aviation weather training workshops that can be viewed online from your PC, Mac or other portable devices such as an iPad and iPhone. As a bonus, Elite members receive a 20 percent discount on the purchase of any premium workshop, one-on-one online training, or tuition to attend a live workshop.

Online Library of Workshops

Elite members enjoy unlimited and free online access to a growing library of bite-sized aviation weather workshops. These audio and video workshops range from five to 20 minutes in length and are designed to pick up where your primary training left off. A simple "point-and-click" allows you to view them on your PC, Mac and portable devices such as an iPad and iPhone. As long as your Elite membership has not expired, you can view these basic member workshops as often as you wish. New workshops are continually added to the library. Click here to try out a small sample of free workshops encapsulated in the library.

Premium workshops such as our best selling Mastering the Skew-T log (p) Diagram can be bought separately. Elite members can purchase any premium workshop for online viewing and will automatically get any updates to the programs for free. For an additional fee, non-members can purchase any premium workshop which will be delivered on CD-ROM (please note that Adobe Flash is required). Elite members enjoy a 20 percent discount off the price of any premium workshop. Once you purchase a premium workshop for online viewing, it's yours to keep and you can view it as often as you'd like even after your membership expires.

One-on-One Weather Training

If you prefer a more personal touch, you may want to consider one-on-one online weather training with CFI and former NWS research meteorologist, Scott Dennstaedt. With over 15 years of weather training experience, Scott is an expert in aviation weather and will create an in-depth curriculum tailored to meet your current mission and flying activity. Each online session is an hour long and will cover many adverse weather topics where your primary training left off. Whether you are a seasoned pilot or just received your license to fly, let Scott show you how to get the most out of an online weather briefing.

WX Brief

Become a Wx Brief or Elite member and gain seamless access to the Internet Wx Brief Roadmap, a comprehensive suite of high resolution weather guidance specifically designed to increase your situational awareness better than any standard weather briefing you may receive through Lockheed Martin Flight Service or DUATs.

In addition to all of the official weather reports and forecasts encapsulated in a standard weather brief, the Internet Wx Brief Roadmap also connects you to dozens of other NWS forecasts that provide complementary weather guidance at a much higher temporal and spatial resolution than the official forecasts. Whether you are departing in the next few hours or next few days, the Internet Wx Brief Roadmap has the extra tools that will add confidence to your preflight weather planning.

 

For returning members, simply login and select Wx Brief on the main menu bar.

 

Testimonials

 
  • "I very much enjoyed the Beyond The Wx Brief program in Cincinnati last weekend. I learned a number of new things, made many notes for further investigation / study on the subject of applied meteorology for pilots, and had almost all of my questions at the moment answered. I was not surprised by the quality because all of your online materials and programs at AvWxWorkshops.com as well as your other writings that I have seen are absolutely first rate. You have a very good ability to write and produce video products which are clear, succinct and to the point for topics which very few other authors / producers / instructors can explain nearly as well."
    - Paul S Richter

    "I thoroughly enjoyed the Beyond The Wx Brief workshop this weekend. It was terrific having someone with your knowledge who is also a flight instructor and is totally tuned-in to how most of us in the workshop are using our technically advanced aircraft.  You explained how to use a number of weather charts which are a much better version of some of the charts I have used in the past. It was particularly informative to begin to understand how to layer the charts to pull together information that may be very pertinent to address particular flight conditions which are of concern. I would love to attend the next version or even re-attend the workshop that you gave this weekend."
    - Diane Rohman

    "As a weather newbie, let me reinforce the comments above. There is so much that's missed by the standard briefing one gets from DUATS or Lockheed Martin Flight Services. You highlighted multiple examples of how to read between the lines and use products, such as the Skew-T log (p) diagram, to drill down for better information. The seminar was filled with lots of 'did you know that [fill in the blank]?' revelations that filled 20 pages of my notes in addition to the slides you provided. I can see why other pilots would repeat this seminar, because it is full of practical information. The two day program was interactive with lots of excellent questions from the attendees that added to the learning experience."
    - Mark Waddell

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  • "I am amazed at the quality of your workshops.  They are first class and superior to most of the Sporty's-type DVD courses I've bought-but better organized and better taught.  You are one of the first instructors I've encountered with a substantive body of knowledge that is independent of flying skills, per se, but which is vital to piloting, no matter the level.  And it is so applicable to any pilot, at any level, in any aircraft!"
    - Dr. Harvey Moore

    "I just finished your premium workshop on the Skew-T log (p) diagram last week.  Someone referred to it on the AOPA discussion forums so I followed up on it.  Although I have gone through all the primary training that a CFI gets, I understand a great deal more after going through your Skew-T program.  It is not just a matter of learning what the lines on the graph represent, but the Skew-Ts give you such a great visual representation of what is happening vertically.  By the way, I read on the forum that the CD was pricey...they are wrong!"
    - Bill Given

    I just want to thank you for offering a terrific website full of valuable information! You present the material and topics so well.   I’ll be sure to spread the word of your services (and website) throughout the helicopter community in the Northeast.
    - Anastasios Nicholas

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  • "I flew today with my instructor to do some refresher IFR training in actual IMC.  Due to the online training you gave me, plus all our conversations about convection, stability, CAPE, lifted index, SPC discussions, etc. I had very high confidence that the large areas of moderate rain over our area were non-convective and would be smooth air.  We had stable conditions in widespread rain today, and my instructor was very impressed with my ability to explain why I was certain we'd be in smooth, non-convective rain.  I don't think we had a single bump the entire flight, even with rain pounding down on the windshield as we flew through some areas showing yellow on my satellite weather radar display.  Thanks for the added confidence you've given me."
    - Mike Heir

    "The trip on Friday went perfectly, the weather behaved as we had discussed in our one-on-one online training session.  Since I ended up leaving later than planned it was VMC all the time.  On Sunday on the way back I was IMC all the time.  I have to say that, thanks to all of your great teaching, I was confident, dare I almost say knew, that there were no issues with the weather. It was clear that the the atmosphere was stable along my route of flight and that the freezing level was way above my intended altitude."
    - Jean-Noel Pederzani

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  • "Those of you who haven't taken Scott's Beyond The Wx Brief class, or don't think you could get anything useful out of it, think again. Why sit on the ground all winter when a little more independent information might make a world of difference?"
    - Dr. Bill Dobson

    "Scott is a gifted instructor who adapts well to interactive questions. At times, weather stuff can drone on and folks can get sleepy, but the pace was varied, occasional interactive exercises stimulated us, and the audience interactions worked really well.

    Top marks for the quality of the projected materials. The presentations were done in PowerPoint slides with lots of graphics.  Interestingly, Scott seems obsessive with the technique for revealing points one at a time, but the organization of his material was so good, that lots and lots of time, questions were answered by exactly the next slide.  In my experience, that takes a gift of understanding your audience and organizing the material to reveal itself in ways that make sense to people.

    Aviation weather may not be high on your wish list. But the value to me of the seminar for working through the variety of weather data products available, adding several new tools to my repertoire, and understanding what I already knew in new ways, all added up to worth the time and effort."
    - Dr. Rick Beach

    "I had read a number of Scott's articles and also got training from him before flights last year. The payoff of the Beyond The Wx Brief live workshop, for me, was learning how to use a variety of tools that can give a much clearer picture of what's ahead with the weather. The infamous 'Skew-T' plot is probably the most valuable.  FWIW I thought this was a worthwhile investment."
    - James Fallows

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Contact Us

Chesapeake Aviation Training, Inc.

2732 Rivendale Court

Fort Mill, South Carolina 29707

Phone: (704) 759-6601

If you are sending us a check for a product or service, please make your check payable to Chesapeake Aviation Training and mail it to the address above.

Once the check has been received and has cleared, the product or service will be rendered at that time. You will be notified by e-mail once this occurs.

About Us

AvWxWorkshops.com is owned by Chesapeake Aviation Training, Inc. and operated by Scott C. Dennstaedt. Scott is an FAA-certificated instrument flight instructor and former NWS research meteorologist specializing in technically advanced aircraft (TAA) and aviation weather training. He has written over 100 articles for various aviation magazines to include IFR, Plane & Pilot, Pilot Journal, Aviation Consumer and Twin & Turbine magazines just to name a few.

Scott has logged over 3,500 hours of flight time all throughout the United States. He's always had a love for weather and aviation since childhood and is now enjoying his true vocation of teaching.

The best way to reach Scott is by e-mail at scott@avwxworkshops.com or you can call his office phone at (704) 759-6601 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. eastern time. If he's not available, please feel free to leave a detailed message and Scott will be sure to return your call (normally within 24 hours).