NTSB Meteorologist, Donald Eick, talks about how important understanding weather is in safely planning and executing general aviation flight operations. Don will walk you through a number of aviation accidents and how they might have been prevented by simple weather related flight planning. Weather tools that could help you in making weather-wise decisions and mitigate accidents will be discussed.
Don will discuss the main GA weather threat areas like thunderstorms and how we might use our preflight weather briefing information to avoid them.
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