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Weather Wise: Air Masses and Fronts

course thumbnailLearn about about the large-scale forces that drive the weather and how to put that knowledge to work before your next flight (approx. 45-60 minutes).

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Weather Wise: Precipitation and Icing

course thumbnailMany pilots underestimate the dangers of precipitation and icing and an alarming number become accident statistics as a result. This course provides the basics on how to recognize the hazards of precipitation and ice, develop a strategy for avoidance and how to react appropriately if you encounter unexpected conditions (approx. 45 minutes).

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IFR Insights: Cockpit Weather

course thumbnailThis course takes a practical look at cockput weather products and how they fit into your decision making process. (approx. 60-90 minutes).

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Accident Case Study: Airframe Icing

course thumbnailRide along for this chilling re-creation and analysis of an accident that occurred when the pilot of a Cirrus SR22 encountered unforecast icing over the Sierra Nevada mountains. (approx. 20-30 minutes).

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Accident Case Study: Cross Country Crisis

course thumbnailExperience the chilling reality of an ill-fated VFR flight from Chicago to Raleigh, North Carolina. Cross-Country Crisis examines the pilot's actions as weather deteriorates and fuel becomes critical in this gripping video-recreation (approx. 14 minutes).

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Weather Wise: Thunderstorms and ATC

course thumbnailLearn how ATC describes precipitation, what weather-radar services and controllers can offer, and how to effectively communicate with ATC (approx. 45-60 minutes).

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Weather Wise: Ceiling and Visibility

course thumbnailLow ceilings and restricted visibilities are aviation's deadliest killers. Learn how to minimize the risk these conditions pose (approx. 45-60 minutes).

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Accident Case Study: VFR into IMC

course thumbnailVFR flight into instrument meteorological conditions is a leading cause of fatla GA accidents. This minicourse re-creates an actual VFR-IMC accident and examines the lessons we can learn from it. (approx. 20-30 minutes).

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