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Features November 2014 Issue

Weather Planning

This valuable tool from Aviation Weather Center graphically displays TAF data across a region.

Weather Planning

Thanks to the Internet, pilots have access to most of the same products that meteorologists use. We take a look at our favorites and show how to use them for a safer journey.

Preflight weather planning has long consisted of calling an FAA Flight Service Station. Years ago, you might have even visited one. But, using the Internet, you can now draw on the same resources that meteorologists use. While the 2000s brought weather data to the cockpit, we’re now getting some Internet tools to the cockpit via dedicated datalink. Although we can’t yet cheaply surf the web at cruise, we connect to the Internet at the FBO, on the ramp and in the plane on the ground, using phones and tablets with WiFi and cellular data.

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