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See How Much You Know About Instrument Weather With These 6 Questions

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  1. 1) What weather phenomenon should you expect in this SIGMET?

    According to the SIGMET, there will be widespread duststorms (DS) expected below 10,000 feet.

    According to the SIGMET, there will be widespread duststorms (DS) expected below 10,000 feet.

  2. 2) What is the weather going to be at 1700Z?

    According to the TAF, the weather will be P6SM visibility, overcast at 400'.

    According to the TAF, the weather will be P6SM visibility, overcast at 400'.

  3. 3) What is the visibility forecast to be at 1100Z?

    According to the forecast, from 0700Z to 1200Z, the visibility will be P6SM, or greater than 6 statute miles.

    According to the forecast, from 0700Z to 1200Z, the visibility will be P6SM, or greater than 6 statute miles.

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  4. 4) You're planning to arrive at KBLD at 1400Z. Do you need to file an alternate?

    Because the weather is forecast to be less than 3SM and/or 2000' ceilings (the forecast is P6SM, OVC4), you'll need to file an alternate.

    Because the weather is forecast to be less than 3SM and/or 2000' ceilings (the forecast is P6SM, OVC4), you'll need to file an alternate.

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  5. 5) What are the forecast winds for Aberdeen (ABR) at 30,000 feet?

    The group "642573" means the winds are 140 degrees (subtract 50 from the original number), 125 knots (add 100 to the speed), and -73 degrees C.

    The group "642573" means the winds are 140 degrees (subtract 50 from the original number), 125 knots (add 100 to the speed), and -73 degrees C.

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  6. 6) You're climbing through 21,000 feet in your Boeing 737. According to this PIREP, what does it look like outside?

    According to the PIREP, it's overcast from 15,000' to 19,000'.

    According to the PIREP, it's overcast from 15,000' to 19,000'.

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Colin Cutler

Colin is a Boldmethod co-founder, pilot and graphic artist. He's been a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota, an airline pilot on the CRJ-200, and has directed development of numerous commercial and military training systems. You can reach him at colin@boldmethod.com.

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