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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 FAA once a week and will appear on your FAA transcript shortly there after. Thank you for your patience.