The Weather Radar module is designed to provide the required understanding and knowledge for flight crews to assess summer time weather conditions that may be potentially hazardous to flight. The module includes a detailed operational perspective on using onboard airborne and data uplinked NEXRAD weather radar. We also present specific incidents about weather related accidents and incidents in turbine business aircraft flown by professional flight crews.
The Weather Radar module is typically included with the general Weather module to satisfy your training program Airman Specific Basic Indoctrination curriculum on Weather and Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) information as well as the Meteorology section. The Weather Radar information is included in the initial curriculum. The recurrent Weather module is a portion of the initial and the Weather Radar information cycles through your recurrent curriculum once every 2-3 years.
During the customization process, we tailor our standard module to the guidance in your General Operations Manual (GOM) on operations near thunderstorms.
There is no specific International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) requirement for Weather Radar training. The module complies with the IS-BAO training requirement for "equipment installed on the aircraft" and "other training required to ensure a safe operation" defined in Chapter 5 of IS-BAO. The IS-BAO training recommendation, as defined in Implementation Guide (IG) Section 5.1, recommends the recurrent training program should be designed so that key items are covered each year.
- Warm Weather Hazards
- Aviation Weather Radar
- Radar Limitations
- Radar Beam Control
- Lessons Learned / Case Study