Hazardous Weather
Icing
Weather Resources
TAFs
Weather Charts
100

What are the three stages of a Thunderstorm?

Cumulus, Maturing, Dissipating 

100

What are the different types of Aircraft Icing? 

Structural, Instrument, Induction 

100

What organization can an official weather briefing be obtained?

From Flight Service Stations 

100

How often do TAFs come out?

4 times daily every 6 hours

100

What does this symbol mean on a weather depiction chart?

                                  **

Snow

200

What kind of weather is associated with a convective SIGMET?

Thunderstorms creating severe Turbulence 

Embedded Thunderstorms

Squall line Thunderstorms affecting 3,000 square miles

Thunderstorms generating hail

200

What are the different kinds of structural icing?  

Rime, Clear, mix

200

What are 3 methods of obtaining a weather briefing?

Call FSS 1-800-WX- BRIEF

Use Website 1800wxbrief.com

Use Foreflight 

200

What is the radius of validity  from a station for a TAF? 

5sm from the station

200

What does this symbol mean?

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Funnel cloud

300

What aircraft damage is associated with a lightening strike.

Small hole in the fuselage outer skin

electrical shorts / fires

lost of communications   

300

Which structural icing is the most dangerous?

Clear Icing 

300

What is HIWAS where can it be heard?

Hazardous Weather Advisory Service

Can be heard over VOR frequencies 

300

What is the weather forecasted to be at 1800z?

KJAX 221333Z 2214/2312 35006KT P6SM OVC010
  FM221500 02009KT P6SM OVC010
  FM221800 03012G18KT P6SM VCSH OVC012
  FM230200 36008KT P6SM VCSH OVC009
  FM230800 01005KT 6SM -SHRA BR OVC006

Winds at 030 blowing at 12 knots gusting to 18 knots. 

Visibility 6 SM or greater

 Showers in the vicinity

 Overcast at 1200 ft 

300

Looking at the following chart what is the forecasted weather phenomenon over Chicago?

Image 1

Snow Showers

400

What weather is associated with non-convective SIGMETs? 

Sandstorms, Dust storms, Volcanic Ash, clear air Turbulence  

400

What kind of ice can form on the aircraft prior to preflight on a clear day/ And how does a pilot remove this icing?

Frost

Removed with TKS or another deicing fluid

Hangar the airplane 

400

What the different kinds of weather briefings a pilot can obtain?

Outlook, Abbreviated, Standard 

400

Read the following TAF

KINL 221130Z 2212/2312 22006KT P6SM -SN BKN015
  FM221500 22008G17KT P6SM BKN010
  FM221700 23007G15KT P6SM BKN016
  FM222000 24006KT P6SM SCT022
  FM222200 24005KT P6SM SCT150

400

From looking at this chart what kind of weather can you predict is occurring in North Carolina? Image 2

Weather phenomenon 

Precipitation 

Visibility 

storms

showery precipitation

good visibility 

500

What happened to American Airlines Flight 1420?

Attempted a flight to Little Rock Arkansas between two thunderstorms. While switching approaches they lost sight of the runway delaying their landing. When attempting to land they were too fast and the runway conditions were too poor for a safe full stop landing.

500

Calculate the freezing level when the surface temperature is 17 degrees C.

8,500 ft
500

List at least 5 parts of a weather briefing.

METAR, TAF, Winds Aloft, Prog Charts, Radar Summary NOTAMs, TFRs

500

Read this TAF and conclude if a VFR approach can be done into this airport in the afternoon? ( -5z)

KBRO 221120Z 2212/2312 33012KT 4SM -RA BR OVC010
  FM221300 32012KT P6SM VCSH OVC008
  FM221700 33012KT P6SM VCSH OVC005
  FM221900 32012KT 2SM BR VCSH OVC003
  PROB30 2221/2224 3/4SM -RA BR OVC002
  FM230100 33007KT 4SM BR BKN004

No VFR approach should be attempted

500

Looking at the chart what direction is the wind moving over NYC? Image 3

Up, inward and Counter clockwise

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