Weather Theory

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Aviation Weather (AC 00-6) – This is an advisory circular published by the FAA and contains information about weather theory.

Thunderstorms (AC 00-24) – What are thunderstorms, how are they dangerous to aircraft, and how can you avoid them?

Rotor Clouds – This page explains mountain waves and their associated cloud phenomena: lenticular clouds and rotor clouds.

Pilot Windshear Guide (AC 00-54) – Windshear is a dangerous weather phenomenon that pilots need to understand. This FAA published Advisory Circular contains information about what windshear is, how to avoid it, and what to do if it is encountered during flight.

Related & Recommended Books

  • Weather Patterns and Phenomena: A Pilot’s Guide by Thomas P. Turner
  • IFR for VFR Pilots: An Exercise in Survival by Richard L. Taylor
  • Weather Flying by Robert N. Buck