Weather Radar (WXR)

This course has been designed to provide you with an understanding of the possible hazards when flying through or close to a thunderstorm, how an aircraft weather radar is operated and what procedures and techniques can be used during flight.

£40.00 (exc. VAT)

1 hour(s)

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Who this course is aimed at? Flight Crew

Course Topics:

Thunderstorm Anatomy

  • Single Cell Thunderstorm Development
  • Oceanic vs. Continental Weather Characteristics
  • Connective Cell Life Cycle and Lightning Production

Basic Radar Characteristics

  • Reflectivity
  • Reflectivity Characteristics & Geographic Weather Variation
  • Beam Characteristics
  • Ground Return Strength

Operation Procedures & Techniques

  • Normal Operations
  • Tilt Management
  • Microburst
  • Tilt Tactics
  • Gain
  • Ground Clutter
  • Distinguishing Ground from Weather
  • Long Range Weather
  • Split Cockpit Technique

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be issued with a certificate.