Importance of a Thorough Weather Briefing
o 1st step in determining if a flight can be conducted safely and where/when problems may occur
o 91.103 You are required to become familiar with the weather reports and forecasts
o Weather ca
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The IFR Flight Planning Process
The IFR Flight
for use with aeronautical charts obtained from the
National Aeronautical Charting Office - NACO
Flight Training Department
Airplane IFR quick-review sheets
Min. aeronautical experience required for an airplane instrument rating:
v 50 hours x-country PIC time.
Of which, 10 hours in airplanes.
v 40 hours actual or simulated instrument time
Of which 15 hours with CFII
When the big, red Xs appear on the display, something has gone wrong. Heres a guide to what can
go wrong and what you can do about it.
by Fred Simonds
nstrument student Phil and I are
in a new Cessna 182 with a fully
Infl ight Weather Advisories
HIWAS - Hazardous In-flight Weather Advisory
Service broadcast over VORs, denoted with an H in a
circle on your sectional or low enroute, within 150 miles of
1) Convective Sigmets
2) Domestic Sigmets
References: AC 00-6, AC 00-45; FAA-H-8083-25A
What is the atmosphere?
A blanket of air made up of gases that surround the earth.
1% argon, carbon dioxide, and traces of other gases
14 CFR Part 91 IFR Alternate Airports by Will Sussman | 13 May 2011
Start here. Follow this flowchart to
determine if you need an alternate
and if your filed alternate is legal.
Does the destination have an
Ref: 14 CFR 91.169 (b) (1)
Factors that affect weather
Associated with good weather
Associated with bad weather
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