This revised guide offers detailed and useful insights into aviation weather interpretation. This edition reflects the 1996 conversion to the METAR format of weather reporting and includes chapters on satellite imagery, NEXRAD and recent developments in radar.
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WEATHER REPORTS, FORECASTS & FLIGHT PLANNING
Praise for previous editions: "The best new book on the subject...comprehensive, authoritative, and filled with examples and illustrations...beneficial to student pilots and pros alike."--AOPA Pilot
"Lankford's book does a much better job of helping pilots understand reports and forecasts than Aviation Weather Services. In addition, Lankford explains quite a bit of meteorology as he shows you how to understand written material and charts."--Flight Training magazine
Whether you're flying into the wild blue yonder, gray skies, or pitch-black night, Terry T. Lankford's classic weather guide for pilots is your one indispensable source for clear meteorological information. In this easy-to-understand book, FAA Weather Specialist and 30-year veteran pilot Lankford gives pilots practical weather guidance for safer flights.
In WEATHER REPORTS, FORECASTS & FLIGHT PLANNING, you'll find more than weather theory and simple assessment information. Terry Lankford gives you:
* Hands-on advice on pilot interpretation and application of diverse weather information
* The voice of experience in applying real-life techniques to specific information
* Pilot-tested, best-practice procedures for all types of conditions, forecasts, and flight planning
* Vital information on challenges such as vorticity, icing, low-level wind shear, thunderstorms, and turbulence
* A pilot-savvy understanding of the limitations and evolution of weather forecasting
* Clarifications of dangerous misunderstandings and misconceptions about weather forecasts and terminology
* The most efficient ways to get the meteorological information you need and make maximum use of FAA automated services
* Decoding of weather and NOTAM abbreviations
NEW IN THIS EDITION:
* Coverage of satellite imagery
* Completely updated to METAR format
* NEXRAD and Leading-Edge radar products
* National Weather Service procedures, techniques, reorganization
* Aviation Weather Channel web page help
* Mountain Wave Forecasts information
* Wind chill/comfort index
Providing the equivelant of in-depth experience in gathering, interpreting, and applying meteorological information, this book puts the goal of weather-wise piloting within easy reach. WEATHER REPORTS, FORECASTS & FLIGHT PLANNING will raise your confidence level as it raises your skills.About the Author:
Terry T. Lankford has been a Weather Specialist with the FAA for nearly 30 years, and is the author of three titles in McGraw-Hill's Practical Flying Series: Understanding Aeronautical Charts, 2nd Edition, Cockpit Weather Decisions, and all three editions of this book. He also wrote Aircraft Icing. A pilot since 1967, he also holds single-engine, multiengine, and instrument ratings, as well as an FAA Gold Seal Instructor certificate. An FAA accident prevention counselor, he earned the Flight Safety Award in 1979. Lankford also contributes articles to pilot periodicals.
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Book Description Mcgraw-Hill, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110070364273
Book Description Mcgraw-Hill, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0070364273
Book Description Mcgraw-Hill, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 70364273