Weather Patterns and Phenomena: A Pilot's Guide (Practical Flying Series)

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9780070656086: Weather Patterns and Phenomena: A Pilot's Guide (Practical Flying Series)

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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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.

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.

About the Author:

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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