Weather is a constant challenge for pilots, no matter how many hours you’ve logged or what aircraft you’re flying. Fortunately, with the right equipment and good training weather can be safely managed.
This all-new course will give you the confidence to fly in and around weather, with over four and half hours of practical tips for both VFR and IFR pilots. From the basics of stability to pro tips on avoiding thunderstorms, Aviation Weather – A Pilot’s Guide is packed with information that will make your next flight safer and more comfortable.
- Over four and a half hours of HD video puts you in the cockpit
- Stunning animations bring complicated weather subjects to life
- Go beyond the textbook with real world tips and tricks
- Learn about the latest forecast tools available in ForeFlight
- In depth weather theory segments with meteorologist Scott Dimmich
- Real world flights with round-the-world pilot Matt Guthmiller
- Integrated review quizzes reinforce important concepts
- Reference documents with suggestions for further study
- Available on all your devices: online, iPad/iPhone, Android, Apple TV, Roku
- Basics of low pressure and fronts
- How to read clouds
- Decoding METARs and TAFs
- Behind the scenes of an ASOS sensor
- Interpreting weather radar
- Base vs. composite reflectivity
- Understanding atmospheric stability
- New weather tools like the Graphical Forecast for Aviation
- Thunderstorm forecast products
- Essential rules for flying with datalink weather
- Comparing ADS-B and SiriusXM weather
- How forecast models work
- Using ForeFlight’s Imagery tab
- How to forecast turbulence and icing
- Flying in icing conditions
- Avoiding wind shear and microbursts
- Low IFR conditions
- Reading between the lines of Pilot Reports
- Middle altitude weather
- How to find a smooth ride
- Weather in the mountains
Sporty’s weather experts
Rob Reider is aviation's best-known airshow announcer, a 5-time Emmy award winner, and host of Sporty’s flight training courses. Rob is also an instrument-rated pilot and airplane owner and adds his unique perspective on safe flying, from the basics of weather theory to practical strategies for risk management.
Scott Dimmich is a highly-respected meteorologist with years of operational forecasting and broadcast experience. Scott earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology from Penn State with an emphasis in forecasting and communications, and is also a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. Scott goes behind the scenes to show you how to best use the latest forecast products and how they’re developed.
Matt Guthmiller was the youngest pilot to fly around the world solo, at age 19, and is a prolific YouTube contributor. Matt brings a unique enthusiasm for the adventure of flying and shares real world tips on weather flying from the cockpit of his Bonanza. You’ll learn valuable in-flight decision-making skills from Matt as you ride along with him on several flights to see how he handles in-flight icing, convective weather and challenging IFR conditions.
Available on all your devices – no extra charge: