ERIC Number: ED120448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Aviation Weather for Pilots and Flight Operations Personnel.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Rockville, MD. National Weather Service.; Federal Aviation Administration (DOT), Washington, DC. Flight Standards Service.
The revised Aviation Weather book discusses each aspect of weather as it relates to aircraft operations and flight safety. The book is not an aircraft operating manual and omits all reference to specific weather services. Much of the book has been devoted to marginal, hazardous, and violent weather. It teaches pilots to learn to appreciate good weather, to recognize and respect marginal or hazardous weather, and to avoid violent weather. The purpose of the book is to promote safety and to help the pilot to recognize potential trouble and make sound flight decisions before it is too late. The manual is presented in two parts. Part 1 explains weather facts every pilot should know covering the following topics: the earth's atmosphere; temperature; atmospheric pressure and altimetry; wind, moisture, cloud information, and precipitation; stable and unstable air; clouds; air masses and fronts; turbulence; icing; thunderstorms; and common IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) procedures. Part 2 contains topics of special interest discussing high altitude and arctic, tropical, and soaring weathers. Numerous illustrations, photographs, and diagrams are interspersed throughout. The document concludes with a glossary of weather terms and a subject index. (Author/BP)
Descriptors: Aircraft Pilots, Aviation Technology, Climate, Environmental Influences, Flight Training, Guides, Instructional Materials, Meteorology, Safety Education, Textbooks, Thermal Environment, Weather
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 050-007-00283; $4.55)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Rockville, MD. National Weather Service.; Federal Aviation Administration (DOT), Washington, DC. Flight Standards Service.
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