Weather is an essential topic in general aviation flight and a contributing cause of many accidents. While there is no way for us pilots to control the weather, we can modify our flight paths to prevent any hazardous weather that can be present. Understanding weather theory is critical to avoid any inadvertent encounter with severe turbulence related to thunderstorms activity.
- Describe the causes of various weather conditions, frontal systems, weather patterns, and hazardous weather phenomena
- Recognize weather hazards, including thunderstorm storms, wind shear, turbulence, and restriction to visibility
- Identify risk associated with weather hazards that apply to flight operations