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1 Computer Weather at Online Tools to assist the GO – NOGO Decision

2 Where to Find Today’s Presentation Links to covered weather products Links to covered weather products Links to other helpful pages Links to other helpful pages Link to download this presentation Link to download this presentation

3 How is Flight Service these days?

4 Sec Preflight action. Sec Preflight action. Each pilot in command shall, before beginning a flight, become familiar with all available information concerning that flight. This information must include -- (a) For a flight under IFR or a flight not in the vicinity of an airport, weather reports and forecasts, fuel requirements, …. Do you need Flight Service legally?

5 CYA!

6 Why get weather on computer? Visual (graphical) Visual (graphical) Immediate (+/-) Immediate (+/-) Product Selectable Product Selectable Accurate Accurate Speed Control Speed Control Repeatable Repeatable Printable Printable Recorded Transaction (DUATS) = Recorded Transaction (DUATS) = CYA!

7 Roadblocks to Computer Weather (2006) Access to a Computer Access to a Computer Slow (or no) connection Slow (or no) connection AOL and it’s Browser stink AOL and it’s Browser stink Technophobia Technophobia Remembering where to look for products Remembering where to look for products

8 Weather Products Online (General) Commercial Products Weather.com (The Weather Channel) Accu-Weather Intellicast Weather Underground WeatherBug (AWS) Unisys Commercial Products Weather.com (The Weather Channel) Accu-Weather Intellicast Weather Underground WeatherBug (AWS) Unisys

9 Weather Products Online (General) Public Products NOAA National Weather Service Public Products NOAA National Weather Service Private Products Colleges and Universities Other Private Websites Balloonist’s Websites Private Products Colleges and Universities Other Private Websites Balloonist’s Websites

10 Weather Products Online (Aviation) FAA Mandated Aviation Product (Free) DUATS – Direct User Access Terminal DTC DUAT (www.duat.com) CSC DUAT (www.duats.com) FAA Mandated Aviation Product (Free) DUATS – Direct User Access Terminal DTC DUAT (www.duat.com) CSC DUAT (www.duats.com)

11 Weather Products Online (Aviation) AWC - Aviation Weather Center (NWS) AWC - Aviation Weather Center (NWS) ADDS – Aviation Digital Data Service (FAA funded) ADDS – Aviation Digital Data Service (FAA funded) Other Aviation Products (Cost) AOPA Weather Jeppesen iPilot Other Aviation Products (Cost) AOPA Weather Jeppesen iPilot

12 Brings products together on one menu Brings products together on one menu Tailored for specific flying areas Tailored for specific flying areas As little or as much as you desire As little or as much as you desire

13 Overview of Links on 1st stage of GO-NOGO Get the Big Picture! 1st stage of GO-NOGO Get the Big Picture! Maps and Overview of Current Weather Maps and Overview of Current Weather

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17 Duat Weather Forecast 2nd Stage of GO-NOGO 2nd Stage of GO-NOGO Request the general forecast Select your specific flying area - Local Request the general forecast Select your specific flying area - Local Select plain english Select local radius up to 100 NM Save multiple queries for future use Skip WH and AC (Trop Depression and Severe Weather). Synopsis will tell you.

18 Duat Weather Forecast 2nd Stage of GO-NOGO 2nd Stage of GO-NOGO Review the general forecast Synopsis and VFR Clouds/Weather Severe Weather Warnings –WW Sigmets – WS. WST Center Weather Advisory – CWA Airmets - WA Review the general forecast Synopsis and VFR Clouds/Weather Severe Weather Warnings –WW Sigmets – WS. WST Center Weather Advisory – CWA Airmets - WA

19 Duat Weather Forecast 3nd Stage of GO-NOGO 3nd Stage of GO-NOGO Review the specific forecast details Surface Observations - METAR Pilot Reports - UA Radar Reports - SD Terminal Forecasts - TAF Winds Aloft Forecasts – FD Review the specific forecast details Surface Observations - METAR Pilot Reports - UA Radar Reports - SD Terminal Forecasts - TAF Winds Aloft Forecasts – FD

20 VAD Winds Velocity Azimuth Display Velocity Azimuth Display A valuable “Real time” tool for winds aloft A valuable “Real time” tool for winds aloft

21 Animated Doppler Radar Cells and Fronts Cells and Fronts Sea Breeze Sea Breeze

22 Don’t Forget the TFRs Temporary Flight Restrictions - NOTAM, FDC, ATC Temporary Flight Restrictions - NOTAM, FDC, ATC Avoid “Imperial Entanglements” Avoid “Imperial Entanglements” You don’t want to meet the TSA on a 300 knot fly-by

23 Duat or Regional Surface Update 4th Stage of GO-NOGO 4th Stage of GO-NOGO Create DUAT update query with METARs only Create DUAT update query with METARs only Review Regional hourly conditions Review Regional hourly conditions All products linked at:

24 On The Field Final Stage of GO-NOGO - YOU DECIDE Bob Dylan says: “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows” Final Stage of GO-NOGO - YOU DECIDE Bob Dylan says: “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows” Ignore the computers and follow your instincts Ignore the computers and follow your instincts

25 Questions? Questions? Comments? Comments? Jokes? Jokes? Summary


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