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AVI110 - Meteorology



This course provides a detailed study of the theory of aviation meteorology as well as Environment Canada and Nav Canada weather services provided to aircrews for flight planning in commercial flight operations. Topics covered in weather theory include the properties of the atmosphere, humidity, clouds, atmospheric heating, cooling and stability, pressure, altimeter errors, air circulation below and above the boundary layer, jet streams, air masses, frontal structure and associated weather, visibility and transitions, thunderstorms, icing, turbulence and low level wind shear. Topics covered in weather services include area, aerodrome and upper wind forecasts, weather reports, signets, radar reports and weather charts. Topics covered in flight planning include the analysis and application of meteorological data in daily flight operations. A passing grade must be obtained in this course in order to be recommended to attempt the Transport Canada written Private and Commercial examinations.

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