Spring and summer weather call pilots to the air after the harshness of winter, but even these milder seasons present unique weather challenges for pilots. AOPA Air Safety Foundation Executive Director Bruce Landsberg will present "Weather Wise: Practical Tips and Tactical Tricks" to pilots in New Jersey and Maryland next week in an effort to educate them about the real world of flying in weather.
"'Weather Wise' is designed specifically to increase pilot safety by teaching practical ways to interpret weather forecasts and the actual weather conditions experienced during flight," Landsberg said.
Many pilots have planned a flight and then had to cancel because the weather turned out to be far different from what was forecast. The seminar highlights how to spot potentially erroneous forecasts before takeoff, when to believe the flight service station briefer's "VFR Not Recommended" warning, ways to perform validity checks on forecasts, and more.
Landsberg will be speaking at the Kathy Jaffe Memorial Seminar at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in Fairfield, New Jersey. The seminar is sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Pilots Association. Landsberg also will present "Weather Wise" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at Frederick Community College in Frederick, Maryland. The seminars are free and open to the public.
March 31, 2005