An understanding of weather is as critical to pilots as stick and rudder skills. In Weather Patterns & Phenomena author Tom Turner supplies the how-to-knowledge of weather theory, what causes weather and how it works, weather interpretaion: reading weather conditions and forecasting, weather flying: applying weather information to flight.
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THE COMPLETE WEATHER GUIDE FOR PILOTS.
Weather training is not standard in pilot instruction, yet over 40% of general aviation accidents involve weather factors. As important as stick and rudder skills, the ability to understand weather, make intelligent weather-related decisions, and apply weather savvy to flying is critical to good piloting. This new edition of the bestselling pilots' weather guide covers everything pilots need to know.
WEATHER FROM A PILOT'S PERSPECTIVE.
Understand the factors that cause weather: air masses, fronts, wind, and more; Learn how to determine if an official forecast is wrong; Make weather information to flight dicisions and flying; Evaluate the risk factors that impact flight - based on historical accident trends; Utilize standard operating procedures and checklists to dramatically improve flight safety; Get a glimpse of how technology will change weather reporting in the near future. No resource supplies more how-to knowledge of this critical topic than this expanded bestseller. Reading it is one of the best decisions a pilot will ever make.
Thomas P. Turner (Cleveland, TN) is a former instructor of Flight Safety International and a test pilot for a small airplane modification company. Turner is the bestselling author of Cockpit Resource Management, Second Edition (also of the McGraw-Hill Practical Flying Series), and his aviation safety articles appear monthly in over 30 aviation publications.
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