Study and Reference Guide - IATRA Examination - Aeroplane Type Rating for Two Crew or Cruise Relief Pilot

TURBULENCE

  • Clear Air Turbulence
  • VIRGA

THUNDERSTORMS

  • Hazards: turbulence, hail, rain, icing, altimetry, lightning, gust fronts, downbursts, microbursts, windshear

WEATHER MAPS AND PROGNOSTIC CHARTS

  • Times issued/ validity periods
  • Symbols/ decoding
  • Surface Weather Analysis
  • Upper Level Charts - ANAL (850mb, 700mb, 500mb & 250mb)
  • Upper Level Charts - PROG (FL240, FL340, FL450)
  • Significant Weather Prognostic Chart FL100-250 (700-400mb) & FL250-600
  • (400 -100 mb)
  • Satellite Images
  • Radar Images

AVIATION FORECASTS

  • Times issued/ validity periods
  • Decoding
  • Graphical Area Forecasts (GFA/AIRMET)
  • Terminal Area Forecasts (TAF)
  • Upper Level Winds and Temperature Forecasts (FD)
  • Significant In-flight Weather Warning Message (SIGMET)

AIRCRAFT ICING

  • Type of ice formation - rime, clear
  • Reporting criteria
  • Cloud types and icing
  • Freezing rain and drizzle
  • Icing in clear air/hoar frost
  • Collection efficiency

METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES AVAILABLE TO PILOTS

  • Flight Information Centres (FIC)
  • Aviation Weather Web Site
  • Pilot's Automatic Telephone Weather Answering Service (PATWAS)
  • Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS)
  • VOLMET (HF) Broadcast

AVIATION WEATHER REPORTS

  • Aviation Routine Weather Report (METAR)
  • SPECI
  • Decoding
  • AWOS
  • Pilot Reports (PIREP/AIREP)
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