Aviation Weather Handbook

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McGraw Hill Professional, Oct 19, 2000 - Nature - 656 pages
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Pilotís ready-to-use, instant weather guide

Fly safely in all weather conditions as you master the flying skills and strategies of expert aviators. Terry Lankfordís Aviation Weather Handbook gives you flying strategies for every imaginable weather condition: low ceilings and visibility due to haze, smog, dust, sand, smoke and ash; turbulence; icing and other cold weather phenomena; thunderstorms; wind shear and more. You learn basic weather theory and how to interpret area, TWEB route, terminal aerodrome, and winds and temperatures aloft forecasts. Find out how to get the most from FAA and other weather briefing servicesÖand about the reporting systems for which pilots are responsible. This user-friendly guide is organized by weather condition for quick look-up. The appropriate flying strategies appear with each hazard, as does the fundamental theory needed to put it all together.

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Contents

Atmospheric Properties
3-1
Precipitation 413
4-4
Families of the Air
5-1
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Terry T. Lankford has been a Weather Specialist with the FAA for nearly 30 years, and is the author of three titles in McGraw-Hill's Practical Flying Series: Understanding Aeronautical Charts, 2nd Edition, Cockpit Weather Decisions, and all three editions of this book. He also wrote Aircraft Icing. A pilot since 1967, he also holds single-engine, multiengine, and instrument ratings, as well as an FAA Gold Seal Instructor certificate. An FAA accident prevention counselor, he earned the Flight Safety Award in 1979. Lankford also contributes articles to pilot periodicals.

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