Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

AVIT 228 - Aviation Weather (3)

  • Prerequisite or Corequisite: AVIT 102 or Private Pilot Certificate

AVIT majors only. This course studies atmospheric and weather phenomenon associated with fl ight operations. Studies include the cause of weather, thermal effects, atmospheric patterns, air masses, moisture horizontal and vertical pressure patterns, circulation, wind, atmospheric stability, and fronts. Emphasis is place on weather hazards, thunderstorms, fog, icing, turbulence and safe flight operations. Use of weather reports and forecasting in fl ight planning and the effects of weather on aircraft equipment and human factors under instrument flight conditions is presented.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of AVIT 228, the student will be able to:

  • Be able to apply atmospheric and weather knowledge and information to flight safety.
  • Be proficient in reading and interpreting weather information text, charts, observations and forecasts.
  • Demonstrate detailed knowledge of aviation weather hazards.

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