Pre-duty bridfings; continual assessment/update of overall weather situation; preparation of pictorial charts of current/forecast weather; maintenance of weather displays; pre-flight briefings; operate all equipment are briefing duties; recred/report filing; classroom training re: National Aviation Weather System; astronomical producing system; aviation weather observation/forecasts; geography briefing area; local preparation weather displays: the weather briefing in proper format & sufficient detail to provide service users up to date real time weather conditions on the flight route.
Aviation Weather (AVF-203) 3.00 s.h.
Course Description A study and analysis of mid-latitude meteorology in the Northern Hemisphere with an emphasis on those phenomena affecting aircraft operation.
Learning Outcomes Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:
Describe weather phenomena which impacts aviation and flight operations, including atmospheric composition and atmospheric circulation systems.
Demonstrate or explain how to conduct basic aviation weather forecasting.
Discuss aviation weather hazards such as wind shear, icing, severe weather, and other similar phenomena.
Explain how to read and interpret weather charts and maps, routine meteorological reports and forecasts (METARs, TAFs, PIREPs, SIGMETs, etc.).
Analyze and explain the impact of weather on aviation businesses.
Demonstrate how to gather, analyze, and use weather data during preparation for flight operations, including the impact of such information on decisions to fly or not fly.
Explain the following weather phenomena and their impacts on aviation operations: wind shear, mountain waves, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, jet stream shifts, el nino and la nina.
Weather Radar Operation (WET-231) 3.00 s.h.
Principles and operation of weather radar systems with emphasis on interpretation of weather radar echoes.
Weather Station Operation (WET-221) 3.00 s.h.
Weather observer duties in a simulated weather station. Includes taking actual weather observations, operating station instruments and equipment, preparing weather products, maintaining publications, and implementing work center safety procedures.
Advanced Weather Station Operation (WET-321) 3.00 s.h.
Requirements and procedures for acquisition/management of weather resources and programs, environmental support plans, certification of weather personnel, unit quality control programs, management information system input, and obtaining meteorological support from other weather agencies. Determination of concepts and procedures to support unique operations requirements.
Central Weather Facility (WET-322) 3.00 s.h.
Theories and techniques of weather forecasting in a simulated weather station environment, including typical forecasting and briefing duties. Operationally oriented simulated missions and forecast requirements to include analyzing weather maps, issuing spot forecasts, accomplishing flight clearances, and developing and presenting briefings.
Commercial Pilot Air Ground A (AVF-211) 3.00 s.h.
A comprehensive study of different subjects which include Meteorology, how and why weather forms; The National Aviation Weather System, charts, forecasts; practical air navigation, use of pilotage, dead reckoning, the navigational computer, electronic navigation aids (ILS, radar, VOR, ADF) Federal Air Regulations for Commercial Pilot; aircraft performance (takeoff), the climb, cruise control, range and endurance; weight and balance-computation method, table method; aerodynamic forces affecting aircraft.
Commercial Pilot Air Ground B (AVF-212) 3.00 s.h.
Comprehensive study of different subjects including Meteorology how and why weather forms; The National Aviation Weather System charts, forecasts; practical air navigation, use of pilotage, dead reckoning, navigational computer, electronic navigational aids (ILS, radar, VOR, ADF); Federal Air Regulations for the Commercial Pilot; aircraft performance (take-off), the climb, cruise control, range and endurance; weight and balance - computation method, table method; aerodynamic forces affecting aircraft.
Instrument Pilot Ground (AVF-213) 3.00 s.h.
Comprehensive study of gyro & differential pressure instruments & construction & operating characteristics. Interpretation & practical use of Instrument Approach Charts, Enroute Charts; in-flight procedures, interpretation of FAR's pertaining to instrument flight, departure, enroute, arrival/emergency procedures. Aviation weather for instrument pilot including charts & Forecast interpretation severe weather, elementary forecasting, practical application. HFR flight planning-use of flight analysis, assoc. computations. Air traffic control/effect on instrument flight.
First Or Second Officer (AVF-351) 3.00 s.h.
Federal aviation regulatory documents, flight operation policies, aircraft instruments, advanced engines and systems, applied aerodynamics, aircraft performance, aviation weather, and communications procedures.