Ground School – Meteorology

This chilly winter weather makes it worth considering another aspect of Ground School – Meteorology. The course covers one of the most important aspects of pre-flight planning, and in-flight decision making, namely: is the weather good enough to fly in? You’ll learn how to read pressure charts and weather forecasts, TAFs (Terminal Area Forecasts) and METARs (Meteorological Aerodrome Reports).

Here’s a METAR: FLKK 071500Z 10012KT 9999 BKN040 19/08 Q1025

This tells us that there was broken cloud at 4000ft around Lusaka KKIA airport at 5PM local time on 7th June. The temperature was 19ºC, dew point at 8ºC, pressure 1025 mb, 12 knot easterly wind (100º), and 10km visibility.

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Ground School - Meteorology