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Beyond The Weather Brief

Added on: July 16, 2009         Duration: 2 hours and 43 minutes

Every pilot must get beyond the generalizations and simple rules of thumb they were taught in their primary pilot training. When the weather is even remotely challenging, the need to work hard to put together an objective analysis of the weather using a method that works every time is paramount. With the number of choices available in the Internet today, this can be a formidable task to even the most seasoned pilot. It is challenging and involves learning how to integrate familiar weather guidance such as METARs, TAFs, AIRMETs and NEXRAD with other new weather guidance such as simulated reflectivity, constant pressure charts and thermodynamic diagrams, just to name a few. This ancillary guidance is likely unfamiliar, but may provide a better spatial and temporal resolution than the traditional guidance learned during primary training.

The Beyond The Weather Brief premium workshop takes the average pilot to that next level in their preflight weather briefings. This workshop is designed for a pilot who desires to use and integrate many of the new or unfamiliar tools found on the Internet with the traditional products to evaluate the location of adverse weather for your planned departure whether it is three days or three hours away.

This premium workshop consists of 9 training modules that include the following topics:

  1. Surface analysis
  2. Numerical weather prediction models
  3. Constant pressure charts
  4. Thunderstorm forecasts
  5. Precipitation forecasts
  6. Icing forecasts
  7. Turbulence forecasts
  8. Terminal aerodrome forecasts (TAFs)
  9. Flying into adverse weather

As a bonus, a 30 minute case study is included at the end of the workshop. This case study provides a detailed weather analysis for a proposed flight from New Orleans, LA to Charlottesville, VA on the afternoon of November 30th, 2008. The purpose of this module is to integrate the tools and training contained within this workshop to demonstrate how to separate benign weather from the adverse weather. This scenario uses captured weather data that describes an actual flight environment.

*Please note that Adobe Flash is required. When purchasing this premium workshop on CD-ROM, please understand that access to view the workshop online is NOT also granted.


Add to Cart (CD only - add $10 to ship) Return to workshops Price: $89.00