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Reading Weather Basics

In this course we'll cover the basics of reading weather forecasts and observations: METARs TAFs FAs (area forecasts) You'll learn the basics of how to read the coded text of weather forecasts, and the important information about each individual weather product you need to know for your written exam and checkride!

6 Lessons

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In this course we’ll cover the basics of reading weather forecasts and observations:

  • METARs
  • TAFs
  • FAs (area forecasts)
  • GFAs (Graphic Forecasts for Aviation)
  • FBs (winds aloft)

You’ll learn the basics of how to read the coded text of weather forecasts, and the important information about each individual weather product you need to know for your written exam and checkride!

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oscar.sigl
Posted 2 years ago
Comprehensive & up to date overview!

This course not only provides a great overview for student pilots, but also shares information on less popular abbreviations and symbols that may come up in your Instrument or Commercial check ride. What makes this course stand out is it's overview of the new GFA (Graphical Forecasts) tool that the aviation weather center now uses instead of text based FA's for a majority of the US.

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