Meteorology and Flight Planning
Point to the station in Florida (-29) and the station in northern
Minnesota (-38) on the winds aloft chart.
Question 6 -- 18.104.22.168.4
Refer to the winds aloft prognostic chart (Figure 8).
When planning a flight from Florida to northern
Minnesota, what wind pattern(s) should you for the most
ANSWER: Tail winds (or southerly)
Using prognostic charts, how can you detect a
forecast area of severe turbulence?
ANSWER: On low- and high-level prognostic charts, broken
lines enclose areas of turbulence.
III. Printed reports and forecasts 22.214.171.124
Sg 3, fr 3
A. METAR 126.96.36.199.4
Sg 3, fr 4
NOTE: METAR/TAF weather codes became effective
July 1, 1996, at 0800 UTC. The following information is
current as of April 1996. However, check the
Sg 3, fr 5
Aeronautical Information Manual and latest publications
Figure 9: METAR
for more complete information and possible differences
between the format and definitions presented here.