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Who cares about PIREPs?

Added on: October 20, 2015         Duration: 17 minutes

Pilot reports, known simply as "PIREPs" to most, are like the finest gold to many pilots looking to find altitudes free of adverse weather on those long cross country flights. But PIREPs are also just as important to many other stakeholders in aviation safety including air traffic controllers, dispatchers and forecasters. In this workshop we will explore how meteorologists at the local weather forecast offices (WFOs) and Aviation Weather Center (AWC) leverage our pilot reports every day to construct and amend their aviation-centric forecasts. PIREPs are just as critical to these forecasters as they are to the pilot community. Finally, we’ll finish with a short review on how to successfully file a report that will benefit all consumers of PIREPs.


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