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Published the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), with the participation of the National Weather Service, this FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 00-45H explains the U.S. aviation weather products and services available to pilots. With full-color illustrations throughout, it details the interpretation and application of advisories, coded weather reports, forecasts, observed and prognostic weather charts, and radar and satellite imagery. Readers will find full coverage of weather-related tools to assist every pilot's flight planning and in-flight decisions. Weather product examples and explanations are supported with hundreds of weather website references for further resources, definitions, and additional related FAA publications. Applicable to both VFR and IFR pilots, low and high-altitude operations, this new edition now includes weather resources for soaring, space, and helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS). This book is the weather services resource to use when studying for pilot certification exams and should remain a part of every aviator's library. Subjects covered include METARs, Pilot Reports (PIREPs), the new Graphical Forecast for Aviation (GFA), SIGMETs, AIRMETs, Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAF), Significant Weather Charts and much more. With additional weather station location tables, symbols and conversion charts, internet links and more, this book is key for all pilots seeking an understanding of the weather resources available for preflight and inflight decision-making.
Each time we see grim pictures of aircraft wreckage on a rain-drenched crash site, or scenes of tired holiday travelers stranded in snow-covered airports, we are reminded of the harsh impact that weather can have on the flying public. This book examines issues that affect the provision of national aviation weather services and related research and technology development efforts. It also discusses fragmentation of responsibilities and resources, which leads to a less-than-optimal use of available weather information and examines alternatives for responding to this situation. In particular, it develops an approach whereby the federal government could provide stronger leadership to improve cooperation and coordination among aviation weather providers and users.
This official handbook provides an authoritative tool for pilots, flight instructors, and those studying for pilot certification. From both the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Weather Service, this newest edition offers up-to-date information on the interpretation and application of advisories, coded weather reports, forecasts, observed and prognostic weather charts, and radar and satellite imagery. Expanded to 400 pages, this edition features over 200 color and black-and-white photographs, satellite images, diagrams, charts, and other illustrations. With extensive appendixes, forecast charts, aviation website recommendations, and supplementary product information, this book is an exhaustive resource no aviator or aeronautical buff should be without. Chapters included in the Aviation Weather Services Handbook are: The Aviation Weather Service Program, Aviation Weather Product Classification and Policy, Aviation Routine Weather Report (METAR), Pilot and Radar Reports, Satellite Pictures, Radiosonde Additional Data (RADATs), Graphical Observations and Derived Products, Products for Aviation Hazards, and Aviation Weather Forecasts. Readers will also find useful Surface Analysis Charts, Weather Depiction Charts, Radar Summary Charts, and Constant Pressure Analysis Charts. This handbook comprises absolutely everything weather-related that a pilot needs to know. Educational, comprehensive, and potentially lifesaving, this is an indispensable manual for anyone involved in handling a plane.
The Nat. Weather Services¿s (NWS) weather products are a vital component of the FAA air traffic control system. In addition to providing aviation weather products developed at its own facilities, NWS also provides staff on-site at each of FAA¿s en route centers. This group of meteorologists provides air traffic managers with forecasts and briefings on regional conditions incl. turbulence, icing, and freezing precipitation. This report: (1) determines the status of NWS¿s plans for restructuring the offices that provide aviation weather services at FAA¿s en route centers; (2) identifies FAA¿s requirements and its alternative sources for these services; and (3) evaluates both agencies¿ current abilities to ensure the consistency and quality of these services. Illus.