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Erroneous pilot weather reports

Added on: August 21, 2013         Duration: 6 minutes

There’s no doubt that pilot weather reports, or more simply PIREPs, play a critical role in aviation safety. In addition to pilots, they are used by other stakeholders in aviation safety to include air traffic controllers, dispatchers and weather forecasters. A few well-placed PIREPs often make a huge impact in our decision to fly or stay on the ground. But do you always verify the accuracy of those PIREPs you may use? Or do you just take them at face value? In this workshop, we’ll take a look at how to verify an icing pilot weather report to determine if it represents an accurate picture of the weather conditions or may simply be erroneous.


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