IFR Weather Briefings
Improve your weather briefing skills with this hands-on course that shows you exactly which tools to use, and what to look for when planning flights in all weather conditions.
Answer These Questions With Confidence:
- If I fly somewhere today, how do I know if conditions will allow me to get home 4 days from now?
- How can I predict if a thunderstorm will impact my route, or move over my destination before I land?
- How do I know where rain showers will be, when they will happen, and how severe they might become?
- How do I know if light to moderate rain on the NEXRAD is flyable, or should be avoided?
- How much turbulence can I expect, and where is the smoothest ride?
- What altitude are the cloud bases, cloud tops, and icing levels at — and how will they impact my flight?
- And many more…
Traditional weather books and training programs are heavy on meteorological theory that can leave pilots feeling overwhelmed and confused.
We heard from pilots who wanted a simplified weather program, one that gets right to the heart of it…
- Which tool(s) do I use to address specific weather concerns?
- How do I find what I need with these tools?
That’s the focus of this program. It uses real scenarios and examples to teach weather briefing skills in a practical way.
Jeff Van West
CFII, Author, PilotWorkshops Creative Director
You may know PilotWorkshop’s Creative Director, Jeff Van West, from our other programs: Real World VFR, Getting Started with Simulation, and IFR Mastery to name a few.
Jeff’s ongoing challenge is taking complex topics and simplifying them without losing the critical details. For this course, he took content from CFIIs, pilots, and meteorologist Scott Dennstaedt—and then stripped that content down into short, focused videos, each of which answers a single pre-flight weather question. These aren’t the simple questions you can address with a quick check of the weather, either. These are the tough questions—but the ones you really want help answering.
The result is a course that doesn’t cover everything weather, yet hits hard on the important briefing skills that Instrument pilots need to possess.
“Thank you, for finally putting together a weather program that doesn't require a meteorology degree to follow. This course goes into the right amount of detail. It helped me get more information from the tools I was using, and introduced me to some new ones that I now use.”
This online program includes seventeen video lessons, and quick access links to all the weather tools covered.
“I really like the Q&A format...makes it easy to follow. Most of the questions are things I've struggled with myself, and it was nice to get straight-forward answers to these questions.”
We’ve also included short videos that show you how to get started using the weather tools covered in this program. They highlight the important features and functions you should know how to use. Tools covered include:
- Area Forecast Discussion
- Convective and TS Outlook
- G-AIRMET, SIGMET and CWA
- Graphical Forecast for Aviation
- Icing Tools CIP FIP
- Satellite Tools
- Skew-T RUC
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How is this different from other weather programs you have offered?
A: This program is much more condensed, focusing on the critical IFR briefing items and areas where pilots tend to struggle. It addresses the most “frequently asked” questions that Instrument pilots have relative to weather and planning.
Q: How do I access the program?
A: Your training is available online via a secure, password-protected website. You can watch it on any computer, tablet or phone.
Q. Do you offer a USB Flash Drive option with this program?
A. No. Because weather tools change often, we need to make regular updates to the course which makes it impractical to deliver on a physical device that can’t be updated.
Q. Do you offer a Download version?
A. Yes, the online access version includes downloads of all the videos in the program.
Q. Will my online access to the program ever expire?
A. No. Once you register your login credentials, they never expire. You will always have access to the program.
Q. Can I access the program from more than one computer or device?
A. Yes. With your login info, you can access the site from any device as often as you want.
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You can earn 3 WINGS credits for completing this program: 1 basic, 1 advanced and 1 master. An easy way to stay current and advance within the WINGS program!
IFR Weather Briefings
Instant Online Access
– Instant online access (does not expire)
– Use on Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android
Note: Optional USB Flash drives are not available for this product due to the high frequency of updates to weather tools and this program.
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