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Weather Radar eLearning course added to Online Academy

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new eLearning course for our Online Academy. This is one of a number of courses being developed by our in-house Training Development team. Please see below specific information relating to the course and follow us on social media to be kept up to date with our other new courses.

Weather Radar (WXR)

This Weather Radar (WXR) eLearning course has been designed to provide flight crews with an understanding of the possible hazards when flying through or close to a thunderstorm, how an aircraft weather radar is operated and what procedures and techniques can be used during flight.

Course Contents:

The course is split into three key areas outlined below:

Thunderstorm Anatomy

  • Single Cell Thunderstorm Development
  • Oceanic vs. Continental Weather Characteristics
  • Connective Cell Life Cycle and Lightning Production

Basic Radar Characteristics

  • Reflectivity
  • Reflectivity Characteristics & Geographic Weather Variation
  • Beam Characteristics
  • Ground Return Strength

Operation Procedures & Techniques

  • Normal Operations
  • Tilt Management
  • Microburst
  • Tilt Tactics
  • Gain
  • Ground Clutter
  • Distinguishing Ground from Weather
  • Long Range Weather
  • Split Cockpit Technique

On successful completion of this course, a certificate of completion will be issued to the student.


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