Weather Reports, Forecasts & Flight Planning Ebook

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Language: English
Publication Date: January 2000
Pages: 470
File Size: 4126 Kbytes

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Praise for previous editions: “The best new book on the subject…comprehensive, authoritative, and filled with examples and illustrations…beneficial to student pilots and pros alike.”—AOPA Pilot

“Lankford’s book does a much better job of helping pilots understand reports and forecasts than Aviation Weather Services. In addition, Lankford explains quite a bit of meteorology as he shows you how to understand written material and charts.”—Flight Training magazine

Whether you’re flying into the wild blue yonder, gray skies, or pitch-black night, Terry T. Lankford’s classic weather guide for pilots is your one indispensable source for clear meteorological information. In this easy-to-understand book, FAA Weather Specialist and 30-year veteran pilot Lankford gives pilots practical weather guidance for safer flights.

In WEATHER REPORTS, FORECASTS & FLIGHT PLANNING, you’ll find more than weather theory and simple assessment information. Terry Lankford gives you:

  • Hands-on advice on pilot interpretation and application of diverse weather information
  • The voice of experience in applying real-life techniques to specific information
  • Pilot-tested, best-practice procedures for all types of conditions, forecasts, and flight planning
  • Vital information on challenges such as vorticity, icing, low-level wind shear, thunderstorms, and turbulence
  • A pilot-savvy understanding of the limitations and evolution of weather forecasting
  • Clarifications of dangerous misunderstandings and misconceptions about weather forecasts and terminology
  • The most efficient ways to get the meteorological information you need and make maximum use of FAA automated services
  • Decoding of weather and NOTAM abbreviations


  • Coverage of satellite imagery
  • Completely updated to METAR format
  • NEXRAD and Leading-Edge radar products
  • National Weather Service procedures, techniques, reorganization
  • Aviation Weather Channel web page help
  • Mountain Wave Forecasts information
  • Wind chill/comfort index

Providing the equivelant of in-depth experience in gathering, interpreting, and applying meteorological information, this book puts the goal of weather-wise piloting within easy reach. WEATHER REPORTS, FORECASTS & FLIGHT PLANNING will raise your confidence level as it raises your skills.


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