February 17 (Wed) 7:00pm Weather Services - What is New in Aviation Weather Services

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Pilots live or die by the weather we fly in. We fly in a fish tank of air. Understanding whether that air is going to be like the calm, crystal blue waters of the lagoons of Cook’s island or turbulent like an impeding Tsunami is part of being a competent pilot. Although weather hasn’t changed since the FAA declared that all weather is a result of heat exchange, weather prediction, forecasting and weather services are constantly changing. In this seminar we will take a look at what’s new on Aviation Weather Center, aka www.aviationweather.gov. We will explore some recent changes to the prognostic charts, turbulence forecasts as well as some other useful products. We will also explore the upcoming replacement for the Area Forecast the new “Experimental Graphical Forecast for Aviation – Observations & Warnings” (eGFAOW – what a mouthful).

 

This event qualifies for FAA WINGS credit, click here to register.

Any questions, contact us at (650) 946-1700 or info@sancarlosflight.com.

San Carlos Flight Center is committed to promoting safety in general aviation through our evening safety seminar programs. Space is often limited so it is important to sign up early through the FAA event notification system at FAASAFETY.GOV. SCFC members may choose to watch the seminar live over the web at home. Contact your SCFC member service rep at (650) 946-1700 to confirm secure online access to any particular seminar.