MEMBER ALERT: AOPA is closed today, March 5, due to inclement weather. We will reopen March 6 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern.
Watch AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg and datalink expert Dr. David Strahlediscuss important safety considerations when flying with cockpit weather.
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Convective seasons is upon us, which means thunderstorms are a potential hazard on every flight. Test your real world knowledge of thunderstorms and how to safely avoid them using our brand new safety quiz!
On a stormy May afternoon, AOPA President Mark Baker and AOPA Foundation President flew a Cessna Caravan from St. Louis to Frederick, MD. In this video, they discuss how they used all the tools in their weather toolbox to steer clear of any dangerous convective activity.
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One of the great advances in general aviation in recent years has been the widespread availability of datalink weather. Like any technology, though, it can be used improperly. Come along as we examine a tragic accident that highlights an important and often-overlooked limitation of datalink radar.
Learn how ATC describes precipitation, what weather-radar services controllers can offer, and how to effectively communicate with ATC.
With datalink, knowing the weather ahead has never been easier—but smart pilots still proceed with caution. In this course, we'll take a practical look at cockpit weather products and how they fit into your decision making process.
Thunderstorms are as dangerous as they are mesmerizing. Sharing the skies with these convective beasts demands no small amount of caution and respect. Take our "Thunderstorm Avoidance" quiz and learn some practical tips GA pilots can use to stay safe.
What can ATC do en route if there are thunderstorms?
What can ATC tell me about the intensity of precipitation?
How can I deviate for weather?
ATC weather radar can be an invaluable resource for pilots seeking to avoid convective activity. In this Safety Advisor, we'll take a closer look at ATC weather radar services, as well as strategies for dealing with some of nature's most violent storms.
Join AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg, datalink expert Dr. David Strahle, and air traffic control experts to learn important facts about using cockpit weather, the weather radar services controllers can offer, and how to effectively communicate with ATC to minimize your risk of encountering a thunderstorm’s fearsome wrath. You can earn an ASI completion certificate and FAA WINGS credit at the end of this video.
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