Weather Theory for Pilots On-line Course
This program was created
by the National Weather Association, who have authorized
its reproduction and distribution.
Weather Theory for Pilots is an interactive program designed to help General Aviation pilots better understand and apply weather theory and technologies to their flying activities. Although, specifically intended for new or low-time pilots, blocks and modules provide those without formal recurrent programs with refresher training in fundamental weather principles and their application to flight operations.
Instructions for downloading
and setting up the blocks are at the bottom of this page.
1 - Introduction (29 min.)
• Introduction (8 min.)
• Moisture (5 min.)
• Vertical Motion (6 min.)
• Stability (10 min.)
|Block 2 - Aircraft Performance (16 min.)|
3 - Application of Weather Theory (55 min.)
• Low Ceilings and Visibilities (16 min.)
• Fronts (10 min.)
• Altimetry (14 min.)
• Non-Convective Low-Level Wind Shear (12 min.)
|Block 4 - Aviation Weather Forecasts
• The Area Forecast
• Weather Advisories
• Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts
Downloading and Setting Up the Training Modules for Blocks 2, and 3.
You will need a program such
as WinZip to extract the course into your folder. If you do not already
have a program, this link at CNET download has a number of programs that
can be used with compressed ("zipped") files:
Double-click the ".exe"
file (for example, introduction.exe) to start the module.
For Training Block 1 (Weather Theory) and Block 4 (Aviation Weather Forecasts), just click on the link and it will take you to the NWA web site.
| The National Weather Association
identified a contact person for comments, suggestions, or questions. However,
in the interest of reducing spam to that person, I have not reproduced his
name and email address here. If you really want to send them a comment,
then go to their web site (http://www.nwas.org/committees/aviation/WeatherTheory/)
and you can find the contact information there.