Produced jointly by the National Weather Service and the Federal Aviation Administration, this Advisory Circular (AC) 00-45G explains the U.S. aviation weather products and services available to pilots. Change 2 (effective October 2014) has been incorporated into this edition which includes full-color illustrations throughout, and details on the interpretation and application of advisories, coded weather reports, forecasts, observed and prognostic weather charts, and radar and satellite imagery.
Readers will find full coverage of weather-related tools to assist every pilot's flight planning and in-flight decisions. Weather product examples and explanations are supported with hundreds of weather website addresses for further resources, definitions, and additional related FAA publications.
This book is the weather services manual to use when studying for pilot certification exams and should remain a part of every aviator's library.Subjects covered include METARs, Pilot Reports (PIREP), Radar Weather Reports (SD/ROB), Surface Analysis Charts, SIGMETs, AIRMETs, Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAF), Significant Weather Charts and much more. With additional weather station location tables, symbols and conversion charts, internet links and more, it is an essential resource for all pilots seeking an understanding of the weather services available for preflight and inflight decision-making.