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Aviation Hazards


Jeff Braun



Forecaster Course





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Learning objectives:

  • Aviation Hazards Part 1) Structure of aviation forecasting and the statistics of the hazards plus in-depth information on Wind, Turbulence and Icing.
  • Aviation Hazards Part 2) Discussion concerning Visibility, Ceilings and Convective Hazards.
  • Aviation Hazards Part 3 Information regarding Terrain and Aviation Weather along with other miscellaneous hazards. Also, a look into new/future products.

Training Session Options

NOAA/NWS students – to begin the training, use the web-based video, YouTube video, or audio playback options below (if present for this session). Certificates of completion for NOAA/NWS employees can be obtained by accessing the session via the Commerce Learn Center

  1. Web-based video that can be taken at anytime (streamed, not recommended for low-bandwidth users). Be sure to have your speakers on and the volume loud enough to hear the presentation. Also be sure that you are using a flash enabled browser.
  2. Audio playback – This is an audio playback version in the form of a downloadable VISITview and can be taken at anytime. Certificates of completion for NOAA employees can be obtained on the E-Learning Management System LMS

    Create a directory to download the audio playback files (part 1 is 60.7MB, part 2 is 86.6MB, and part 3 is 44.8MB – Total: 187 MB) from the following links:


    After extracting the files into that directory click on either the visitplay.bat or visitauto.bat file to start lesson. If both files are present, use visitauto.bat

References/Additional Links

This course is Basic

There are no prerequisites