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Weather Wise: VFR into IMC

Online Course


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Don’t get squeezed by low ceilings and poor visibility, which can trap an unsuspecting pilot quickly and jeopardize a safe outcome of the flight. This course covers the basic weather knowledge to avoid continued VFR flight into instrument meteorological conditions. It also tackles real-life issues that can influence your decision making in the future. Get the weather facts to guide you when the lines are blurred.

What you will learn:

  • Why grounding is best when the weather is uncooperative
  • Interpreting pressure systems and fronts to project weather
  • Temperature and dewpoint subtleties
  • Using preflight and inflight weather sources
  • Why IFR pilots can get trapped
  • How to recognize pilot and flight risk factors
  • Contingency planning
  • What to do when things go wrong
Tablet: Compatible
Length: 40 mins
Topic: Decision Making, Weather, Training & Proficiency
FAA WINGS: Eligible*
Accident Forgiveness: Eligible

*WINGS credits are submitted to the FAA automatically when added to your ASI transcript and will appear on your FAA transcript shortly after. Remember the email address used for your AOPA web account—the one that you will use to earn your ASI completion certificate for credit—MUST MATCH YOUR FAA WINGS ACCOUNT email address, or you will not receive WINGS credit. Thank you.