CHAPTER 6

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BBCC Aviation Meteorology

Chapter 6

6.2 Flight Path Tool

Flight Path Tool

  • Flight Path Tool is a comprehensive, interactive, geographical display that brings together the weather products available on the AWC’s Web site
  • Included in this one stop shop are
  • –Icing forecasts at 1-hour intervals from the surface through flight level (FL) 450 (probability, severity, and Supercooled Large Drops (SLB)).
  • –Turbulence forecasts at 1-hour intervals at altitudes from 10,000 ft mean sea level (MSL) to FL 450.
  • –Winds, relative humidity, temperature, and forecasts at 1-hour intervals from the surface through FL450.
  • –METARs and graphical depictions of flight categories.
  • –TAFs.
  • –AIRMETs and G-AIRMETs.
  • –SIGMETs and the graphical representation of the area covered by SIGMETs (includes Convective SIGMETs).
  • –PIREPs and the graphical representation of PIREPs
  • Runs as a stand alone Java Script you have to download

Review

  • METAR

–How to read them 

–Winds true and in knots

–Ceilings and how to convert them to MSL

–Temp group

–Codes for limiting vis phenom

  • TAF

–How to read them

–Valid times

  • Area forecast

–How to read them and convert to wx intelligence

  • Winds aloft

–Decode wind direction/speed

–Why are some codes missing

  • PIREP

–Decode

  • AIRMET

–Know the 3 kinds and what/who they pertain to

  • SIGMET

–Know what they cover

–Know who they pertain to

  • CIP/FIP

–What info they provide

–What levels are available

Review

  • Skew-T

–What the lines are

–How to read where the clouds will form

  • Hazardous attitudes

–Know all the definitions and antidotes for each

  • Significant Wx Progs

–Know what altitudes they cover and time frames

–What information is on them

  • HIWAS

–What it is, what information does it cover

  • Surface Analysis

–What it is, what information does it cover

  • CVA

–What it is, what information does it cover

–What do the colors mean

  • G-AIRMET

–Be familiar with the whole suite of panels and the symbology

  • Radar

–What it is, what information does it cover

  • Satellite

–Know the different types of satellite products

 

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