Use of Weather Information

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FAASTeam Video; Use of Weather Information:

“I’ve Got Weather—Now What Do I Do With It?” Mar/Apr 2015, FAA Safety Briefing, page 26:

FAA Risk Management Handbook (Chapter 13):

Be sure to also check out the WeatherXplor augmented reality app. With it you can use your smartphone or tablet to turn certain weather product images interactive. Check your mobile device’s application library to download it.


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General Aviation Joint Steering Committee

Loss of Control Working Group 1

Outreach Guidance Document


This outreach guidance is for all FAA and aviation industry groups that are participating in outreach efforts sponsored by the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC). It is important that all outreach on a given topic is coordinated and is free of conflicts. Therefore, all outreach products should be in alignment with the outline and concepts listed below for this topic.


Outreach Month: August 2019


Topic: Use of Weather Information (SE 13 Output 1)

The FAA and industry will educate the General Aviation community on available weather information sources and technologies and they will conduct a public education campaign emphasizing the best practices regarding obtaining and using weather information.



Pilots of today enjoy a wealth of weather information sources but having weather information available is only part of the weather decision-making equation. Knowing how to acquire, interpret, and make operational decisions based on weather information is essential to safe flying. This program acquaints General Aviation Pilots with available weather information sources and offers guidance on making well-informed weather decisions.


Teaching Points:

  • Discuss available weather information resources and the products they provide.
  • Show pilots how to make sound weather decisions based on comprehensive weather information.
  • Encourage pilots to acquire updated weather information periodically; and to revise weather decisions if required.