CHAPTER 6

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BBCC Aviation Meteorology

 

Chapter 6

6.1 Heckamaclopter Emergency Medical Services Tool

  • Helicopter Emergency Medical Services Tool
  • Provides wx info for short distance, low altitude flights like the ones we make
  • Includes:

–Ceiling

–Vis

–Flight category

–winds

–Relative humidity

–Temp

–Icing satellite

–Radar

–AIRMETs SIGMETs

–METAR

–TAF

–PIREP

–NWS hazards

–Center Weather Advisories

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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