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Aviation Hazards


Jeff Braun








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Learning objectives:

  1. Aviation Hazards Part 1) Structure of aviation forecasting and the statistics of the hazards plus in-depth information on Wind, Turbulence and Icing.
  2. Aviation Hazards Part 2) Discussion concerning Visibility, Ceilings and Convective Hazards.
  3. 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. 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

  2. YouTube video:

References/Additional Links

This course is Basic

There are no prerequisites


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