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AIRMET vs SIGMET: What You Need to Know

AIRMET vs SIGMET - California Aeronautical University

When flying, it’s important to know the difference between AIRMET vs SIGMET, and what to do when alerted of one. Here’s what each pilot should know. [lwptoc title=”CONTENTS:” labelHide=”hide” float=”none” titleFontSize=”30px” itemsFontSize=”18px” skipHeadingLevel=”h3,h4″] One of the first aspects about aviation that student pilots usually learn is that weather awareness is a massive aspect of flight. …


The Importance of Aviation & Flight Weather Planning

Flight Weather Planning - California Aeronautical University

Flight weather planning is an essential aspect of flight that all aviators must understand thoroughly. Here’s what to know. [lwptoc numeration=”decimalnested” numerationSuffix=”dot” skipHeadingLevel=”h3″ skipHeadingText=”Share This:”] As a professional aviator, you will find that the weather is nearly always at the forefront of your mind. If it is not, perhaps it should be. The importance of …


Cold Weather Flying vs. Warm Weather Flying

Cold Weather Flying vs. Warm Weather Flying - California Aeronautical University

When cold weather flying, extremes are to be avoided. In some circumstances, airplanes love cold air and in others, not so much. Learn more with CAU. However, there are a few things that you probably want to be aware of. We will take a look at cold weather flying vs. warm weather flying and things …


4 Disadvantages of Learning to Fly In Cold Weather

Learning to Fly In Cold Weather - California Aeronautical University

Taking flight lessons is an exciting next step, but for some student pilots, it can be frustrating to learn how to fly in cold weather. Student pilots who begin training in such places as Buffalo, North Dakota, or Alaska, may suddenly find themselves frustrated by the weather in areas where they might have grown up. …


4 Steps to Understanding Aviation Weather and PIREPS

Aviation Weather and PIREPs - California Aeronautical University

Weather briefings are of vital importance in aviation. No matter where you are starting or where you are headed, taking off without proper meteorological information is a gamble. These four steps will help you to understand aviation weather and PIREPS. [lwptoc numeration=”none” title=”CONTENTS:” titleFontSize=”30px” itemsFontSize=”18px”] Inclement weather can strand pilots who are unable to fly …


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