During this lesson, the student/candidate will become familiar with the preparation required before walking out to the flight line. This includes weather preparation, understanding weather services, go/no decision, required documents for the pilot.
Pre-Solo pilot (Student Pilot and Transition Pilots): §61.87(i)(1)
Private Pilot Test Candidate: PTS Area of Operation IA, IB
- Collecting information required for this flight
- Weather Information systems
- Required Documents in possession of the pilot
When complete, the student will
- use DUATS and/or WX-BRIEF to obtain a weather briefing
- be able to make a go/no-go decision based on weather briefing information
- be able to explain the hazards associated with flight in the vicinity of thunderstorms
- understand the different types of Aviation Weather services, as defined in AC 00-45G
- exhibit knowledge pertaining to required documents when acting as a pilot in command (pilots license, photo ID).
- PPL Practical Test candidates should be familiar with AC 00-45G Aviation Weather Services
- Glider Flying Handbook, pages 9-25 through 9-40
- 14 CFR §61.3 Requirement for certificates, ratings, and authorizations.
- 14 CFR §91.103 Preflight action.
- Register as a user for one of the approved pre-flight briefing services, and get a briefing for the day you will fly:
- Dial in to 1-800-WX-BRIEF and get a standard VFR weather briefing for a local flight at Front Royal for the hours you plan to be flying.
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