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IFR Weather and Atmosphere
Lesson Plans

Introduction:

Weather Information:

References:
14 CFR parts 61, 91; FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-15; AC 00-6; AC 00-45, AIM
Objective:
To determine the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with obtaining, understanding, and applying weather information for a flight under IFR
Knowledge:
The applicant demonstrates understanding of:
  • IR.I.B.K1:
Current and forecast weather for departure, en route, and arrival
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  • IR.I.B.K2:
Meteorology to include:
  • IR.I.B.K2a:
Weather system formation, including air masses and fronts
  • Information
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  • IR.I.B.K2b:
Cloud types and hazards
  • Information
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  • IR.I.B.K2c:
Turbulence
  • Information
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  • IR.I.B.K2d:
Thunderstorms and microbursts
  • Information
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  • IR.I.B.K2e:
Fog Information (Fog Information Content)
  • Information
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  • IR.I.B.K2f:
Types and hazards of icing to include frost
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  • IR.I.B.K2g:
Atmosphere/temperature
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  • IR.I.B.K2h:
Wind (e.g., crosswind, tailwind, wind shear, etc.)
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  • IR.I.B.K2i:
Moisture/precipitation
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  • IR.I.B.K3:
En route weather resources
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Conclusion:

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References:

  • FAA-S-ACS-8 (Change 1)
  • 14 CFR parts 61, 91
  • AC 00-6
  • AC 00-45
  • FAA (FAA-H-8083-2) Risk Management Handbook
  • FAA (FAA-H-8083-25) Pilot Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
  • Aeronautical Information Manual