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1 AIR CADET GLIDING PROGRAM Wx Website & Wx Radar Refresher 2011 Completion of this Refresher in the year 2011 shall be considered as satisfying the requirements of CAS Action Directive 1010-C-FZIQ 30 Sep 09 para 1 a (3) and (4).

2 On the NAV Canada Forecasts and Observations webpage: a.Local Time is displayed to the bottom left of the screen while UTC is displayed in the centre of the screen. b.Central Standard Time is displayed to the bottom left of the screen while UTC is displayed in the centre of the screen. c.Pilots can determine UTC by entering Local Time in the open space to the right of the screen. d. UTC time is displayed to the bottom left of the screen while Local Time is displayed in the centre of the screen. 1. Gaining Weather Information: Weather Website & Weather Radar Refresher (2011) Directions: Question 1 below contains four statements, only one of which is correct. Click on the link below to go to the Nav Canada’s “Forecasts & Observations” page to determine which of the four statements is TRUE. Select the correct answer. Click Here For A Hint

3 If using the NAV Canada Forecasts & Observations / "NOTAM" webpage for flight planning purposes, pilots must remember that: a. If needing information on multiple aerodromes, a separate search must be conducted for each identifier. b. Under certain conditions being familiar with Local NOTAM section only, before commencing a flight, does not meet CAR and AIM-RAC 3.3 requirements. c. Frequent aerodrome Identifier Restrictions can be found by selecting the FIR box. d. Selecting the "Local NOTAM only" box will provide all NOTAM 2. Gaining Flight Planning Information: Weather Website & Weather Radar Refresher (2011) Directions: Question 2 below contains four statements, only one of which is correct. Click on the link below to go to the Nav Canada’s “Forecasts & Observations” page and then click on the “NOTAMS” button to determine which of the four statements is TRUE. Select the correct answer. Click Here For A Hint

4 When using the NAV Canada Graphical Weather Product / "Radar" webpage: a. Selecting Echo Top will show the amount of precipitation. b. Up to seven sites may be combined into one radar image. c. Selecting PCPN will show the amount of precipitation, with descriptors ranging from Very Strong to Very Weak. d. Selecting PCPN shows cloud height in meters AGL, with descriptors ranging from High Cloud to Low Cloud. 3. Using Radar Images Weather Website & Weather Radar Refresher (2011) Directions: Question 3 below contains four statements, only one of which is correct. Click on the link below to go to the Nav Canada’s “Forecasts & Observations” page and then click on the “RADAR” button to determine which of the four statements is TRUE. Select the correct answer. Click Here For A Hint

5 A Good Rule of Thumb to interpreting weather radar is: a. The lighter the coloring, the lighter the winds. b. The darker the coloring, the higher the winds. c. The higher the reflectivity value, the lighter the precipitation rate. d. The higher the reflectivity value, the heavier the precipitation rate. 4. Radar Interpretation Weather Website & Weather Radar Refresher (2011) Directions: Question 4 below contains four statements, only one of which is correct. Click on the link below to go to Environment Canada’s “How To Use Wx Radar” page to determine which of the four statements is TRUE. Select the correct answer. Click Here For A Hint

6 Pilots can identify whether the intensity of precipitation is getting stronger or weaker by watching the color variations of the corresponding radar echoes. The trend of precipitation (weakening or developing) can be identified by noting: a. the expansion or contraction of the total coverage area in time. b. the colorized wind gradient. c. the changing color of the PRECIP box located on the right hand legend. d. the changing color of the radar rings. 5. Radar Interpretation Weather Website & Weather Radar Refresher (2011) Directions: Question 5 below contains four statements, only one of which is correct. Click on the link below to go to Environment Canada’s “How To Use Wx Radar” page to determine which of the four statements is TRUE. Select the correct answer. Click Here For A Hint

7 A common radar interpretation error is Beam Attenuation. This is caused by: a. the radar beam overshooting clouds or intense precipitation close to the ground. b. storms closest to the radar sight reflecting or absorbing the available beam energy. c. precipitation occurring aloft but not reaching the ground. d. a strong temperature inversion low in the atmosphere. 6. Common Interpretation Errors Weather Website & Weather Radar Refresher (2011) Directions: Question 6 below contains four statements, only one of which is correct. Click on the link below to go to Environment Canada’s “Common Interpretation Errors” page to determine which of the four statements is TRUE. Select the correct answer. Click Here For A Hint

8 A common radar interpretation error is Overshooting Beam. This is caused by: a. the radar beam overshooting clouds or intense precipitation close to the ground. b. storms closest to the radar sight reflecting or absorbing the available beam energy. c. precipitation occurring aloft but not reaching the ground. d. a strong temperature inversion low in the atmosphere.. 7. Common Interpretation Errors Weather Website & Weather Radar Refresher (2011) Directions: Question 7 below contains four statements, only one of which is correct. Click on the link below to go to Environment Canada’s “Common Interpretation Errors” page to determine which of the four statements is TRUE. Select the correct answer. Click Here For A Hint

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