PCC/ CCOG / AVS

Course Content and Outcome Guide for AVS 217

Course Number:
AVS 217
Course Title:
Aviation Weather Services
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
40
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Provides detailed exposure to, and practice with, aviation weather products that are used to make pre-flight and in-flight decisions, including forecasts, observations, maps and charts. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This course will cover procuring via a variety of methods and interpreting the following charts, and using the information to build an accurate mental image of the weather along the intended route of flight:
 METAR€™s
 TAF€™s
 PIREP€™s
 AIRMET€™s and SIGMET€™s
 Satellite maps/charts
 Radar maps/charts
 Weather Analysis Charts
 Prognostic Charts
 National Convective Weather Forecast
 Graphical Turbulence Guidance

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
1. Determine which aviation weather services are appropriate to access for a given flight, both during pre-flight planning and in-flight;
2. Access the above services via phone, radio and/or internet, as available and appropriate;
3. Interpret the information provided by these services to create an accurate mental image of the weather along their intended route of flight, and;
4. Make timely, accurate, safety-centered decisions with regard to the weather.

Course Activities and Design

Realistic scenarios will be used to allow students to practice obtaining, interpreting and using each of the aviation weather products.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will be assessed through homework and a final project.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Each week the students will be assigned a specific, realistic flight and be asked to
focus on obtaining, interpreting and applying specific weather products for that
flight.
 METAR€™s
 TAF€™s
 PIREP€™s
 AIRMET€™s and SIGMET€™s
 Satellite maps/charts
 Radar maps/charts
 Weather Analysis Charts
 National Convective Weather Forecast
 Graphical Turbulence Guidance
The final project will involve applying ALL weather products to a cross-country flight.