Pilot Weather Wisdom
Most pilots know only the façade of weather – very few seek its depthCaptain D
17th century English philosopher, Sir Francis Bacon wrote, “Every wind has its weather,” but singer Bob Dylan averred, “You don’t need a weatherman to know where the wind blows.” Fair enough. Contiguous USA and the southern portion of Canada sit in latitudes where the winds prevail from the west. That’s at the surface and aloft.Continue reading “Every Wind has its Weather”
Dew point is the temperature at which condensation starts at a constant pressure. (Make sure you include “at a constant pressure” when answering your exam question on dew point). Dew point is found on METARs immediately after the ambient temperature. Pilots should always be looking at temperature/dew point spreads. Knowing the temperature and dew pointContinue reading “Dew points and pilots”
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This book zooms in on Canadian weather for pilots but addresses American differences and weather abroad.
You are not going to find a better weather book here in Canada for pilots. If you do, let me know.
Pilot Weather consists of 400 colour pages.
It was authored with Scott Dennstaedt and carries a lot of American weight.
Both Scott and I strongly believe it is the new gold standard.
Flight from Within
With age comes wisdom
With wisdom comes knowledge
Knowledge breeds words
Words open doors
Doors open to freedom
Freedom brings flight from within