THUNDERSTORM AVOIDANCE


This course is an outstanding review of the threats and avoidance procedures for convective activity while enroute or during arrival/departure. This program includes the following information: General definitions about convective activity, the types of threating weather patterns, the life-cycle and parts of thunderstorms to include the anvil, downdrafts, gust fronts, roll clouds. A review of forecasting tools such as convective outlook, meso-scale information, and meteorological impact statements (MIS). Weather radar review of bow echoes and other warning indications that the pilot can use to avoid the effects of convective activity and a discussion of the treat in the mid-latitudes of extra-tropical cyclone activity. This program is best review prior to the spring and summer thunderstorms season or prior to travel to areas adversely affected by convective activity. Courses are constantly monitored and updated when major changes in authority documentation is released.


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Course Info

Course THUNDERSTORM AVOIDANCE
Category PILOT COURSES-GENERAL SUBJECT COURSES
Exam Yes
Number of Questions 10
Passing Grade 75
Course Duration 00:36:40
Availability 90 Day
Regulatory Compliance FAA / EASA / CAA and Compliance with IOSA audits

Price: € 74.93



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Content of the Course

COURSE START
DEFINITIONS
Bow Echo
Convective Outlook
Derecho
Downdraft
Extra-tropical Cyclone
Gust Front
Meso-scale Convective System
Meso-scale Information
Meteorological Impact Statement (MIS)
Roll Cloud
Severe Thunderstorms
Shelf Cloud
Super-cool Liquid Water
Updraft
CLOUD TYPES
High-level clouds
Mid-level clouds
Low-level clouds
THUNDERSTORM STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT
Mature Stage
Decaying Stage
THUNDERSTORM TYPES
Single Cell
Thunderstorm Cluster (Multi Cell)
Squall Line
Supercell
HAZARDS TO AVIATION
Tornadoes
Turbulence
Icing
Hail
Low Ceiling and Visibility
Effect on Altimeters
Lightning
Engine Water Ingestion
GROUND-BASED WEATHER RADAR
Echo Intensity (Reflectivity)
Intensity of Precipitation
WSR-88D Modes
Radar Reflectivity - Base Reflectivity
Composite Reflectivity
Ground Radar Information—Flight Planning
Data Link of Ground Radar Information to the Cockpit
AIRBORNE WEATHER RADAR
Airborne Weather Radar Echo Avoidance
Intense or Extreme Echo Avoidance
DOS AND DON’TS OF THUNDERSTORM AVOIDANCE
Dos Before Entering a Storm
Dos and Don’ts for Thunderstorm Penetration
COURSE END