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Weather Information
Lesson Plan

DATE:
STUDENT NAME:
OBJECTIVE:
Determine that the student exhibits satisfactory knowledge of the elements related to Weather Information
SCHEDULE:
Introduction0:05
Aviation Routine Weather Report (METAR)0:15
Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF)0:10
Area Forecast (FA)0:15
Surface Analysis Chart0:15
Radar Summary Chart0:15
Winds and Temperatures Aloft Chart0:15
Significant Weather Prognostic Charts0:15
Convective Outlook Chart0:15
AWOS, ASOS, and ATIS Reports0:15
SIGMETs and AIRMETs0:15
Pilot Reports (PIREPs)0:15
Wind-shear Reports0:15
Icing and Freezing Level Information0:15
TOTAL GROUND TIME:3:15
EQUIPMENT:
Paper, Pen, Marker, Whiteboard
INSTRUCTOR'S ACTIONS:
  • Review what weather products exist, how to read them, where to find then, and when to use them
STUDENT'S ACTIONS:
  • Complete assigned reading (see content above)
  • Ask pertinent questions
COMPLETION STANDARDS:
  • Exhibits satisfactory knowledge of the elements related to weather information by analyzing weather reports, charts, and forecasts from various sources with emphasis on:
    • METAR, TAF, and FA
    • Surface analysis chart
    • Radar summary chart
    • Winds and temperature aloft chart
    • Significant weather prognostic charts
    • Convective outlook chart
    • AWOS, ASOS, and ATIS reports
    • SIGMETs and AIRMETs
    • PIREPs
    • Wind-shear reports
    • Icing and freezing level information
  • Makes a competent "go/no-go" decision based on available weather information