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WINTER WEATHER AND FLYING
an internet course
for General Aviation, Commercial, and Military Pilots
and all those responsible for conducting safe aviation 
 

presented in the public domain by the
National Weather Association's
Aviation Weather Committee

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FAA-Endorsed for the Wings Safety Program


Material will remain posted as a resource

PLEASE USE YOUR "REFRESH" KEY EVERY TIME YOU USE THIS PAGE.  THAT WILL KEEP IT CURRENT.

LAST COURSE REVISION:  DECEMBER 24,  2001 

With instruction created by the following organizations (list updated with each new lesson):


 


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Course Registration and Introduction
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See Student Questions and Answer
View the questions that other students asked during the "course" portion of these program.  You may also view this file using the "Resource Menu" available in each lesson.

Lesson 1:  Winter Weather  Meteorology
Basic winter weather conditions and their flying hazards.
Introduction by Brigadier General David L. Johnson, former military pilot and past Director of Air Force Weather, Headquarters USAF

Lesson 2: Avoiding Winter Hazards Near the Airport
Avoiding winter hazards within the 5 nm circle of the airport.

Lesson 3: Avoiding Winter Hazards Enroute
Avoiding winter hazards while enroute.

Lesson 4: Lessons from Previous Accidents
Cold-weather altimeter errors.  Some accidents that all pilots can learn from. 
Concluding comments from former NWA President, Mr. John McLaughlin.

The NWA Aviation Weather Committee and its members are the recipients of the following awards for previous internet training activities:

USAF Safety Aviation Well-Done Award

USAF Safety Ground/Weapons Well-Done Award

USAF Director of Weather's Coin of Excellence Award

NWA Member-of-the-Year Award, 2001

NWA Aviation Weather Award, 2001 

Link reviewed and updated:  4 Dec 2004