Advanced Weather Flying
(NOTE: You must purchase the Advanced Weather Flying DVD from Sporty's before you can use this Learning Center course.)
Advanced Weather Flying is comprised of four parts: spring, summer, fall, and winter flying. Since the weather is so different in the four seasons, it is important that you know these differences and the causes creating the various weather phenomena.
Advanced Weather Flying takes you on many diverse cross-country flights. All types of weather situations are encountered. The program explains what is causing the weather systems and how you can best deal with them. It’s a great learning tool for both the student and the advanced pilot.
This program helps the pilot review and consider the following:
• The differences between air masses in all four seasons and in various parts of the country.
• How an airplane performs in various air masses and at different altitudes.
• Reading and interpreting the various weather reports and forecasts.
• High and low pressure areas, and the various types of fronts. How they influence your flying.
• Occluded fronts can present some of the worst weather for the pilot – review them.
• Thunderstorm facts – what to consider.
• Understanding squall line weather and the dangers it presents.
• The operation of the jet stream along with jet cores and their movements.
• Cloud and fog formation and their effect on flying.
• Density altitude and how it affects your flying.
• The areas where turbulence is most likely to exist and how to deal with it.
• Where ice might be more likely to be found.
After completion of this course material you will be asked to return here to complete the course quiz to receive the appropriate WINGS - Pilot Proficiency Program credit.