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Learn how to decode and use METARs, TAFs, Area Forecasts, Pilot Reports, Winds and Temperatures Aloft Forecasts, AIRMETs, SIGMETS, and Convective SIGMETS with this interactive online course. It's an interactive, hands-on way to get proficient in aviation weather.
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Each report or forecast covers a broad range of weather conditions - from clear skies and unlimited visibility to dense fog and blowing snow. Decoding these conditions and their variations can be a challenge. You can change each condition, like increasing visibility or varying wind direction, to see how the report or forecast codes it. You'll quickly gain experience reading all types of weather conditions, and will be able to answer any question your check pilot throws at you.
Each report and forecast is broken down by weather group - allowing you to quickly jump to areas you need to study. Do you feel comfortable with METAR visibility, but are unfamiliar with RVR? No problem - just jump to the RVR section. Totally unfamiliar with Convective SIGMETs? Start a the beginning of the section and we'll take you through step-by-step.
Our weather simulator generates real-world conditions for each report - so you quickly gain experience with all types of weather. And, with unlimited examples, you won't memorize a single report or forecast - so you aren't surprised when your check pilot pulls out a summer TAF during your February check ride!
Each practice section allows you to answer as many questions as you want - you can stop when you're comfortable. Score and streak gauges let you know how you're doing, by showing you your overall percentage score as well as how many questions you've answered correctly in a row. Once you're comfortable with a group - move on!
Each practice focuses on a specific weather group in a report or forecast - simulating questions for each variation of that group. Feel uncomfortable reading low-level wind shear conditions in a Pilot Report? No problem - you can focus in on the group and practice until you're proficient. Whether it's valid times for Convective SIGMETs or varying ceilings in a METAR, you'll be able to read it.
Each practice session uses a weather simulator to generate unlimited, real-world questions with new weather conditions. You'll see weather from all seasons and areas, so you can read any report your check pilot throws at you.
Each weather report or forecast ends with a test to measure your proficiency. You can retake the test as often as you want - we'll save your highest score. Review your answers after each attempt and quickly identify any areas where you need more practice.
The course runs through your web browser, so you can use your computer, tablet or phone - including Apple, Android and Windows.
As you train, the course saves your progress on our secure cloud. You can start training on your laptop, and then pick back up on your phone. It's easy and seamless.
Add the course to your tablet or phone's home screen and you can train when you're offline. Once you connect, open the course and your progress will automatically sync with our cloud.
Email your test scores to your CFI to keep them in the loop.
Complete each topic and earn a badge for your highest score.