#4 The atmosphere, clouds and publications

This episode falls under the the category of meteorology and navigation, providing an introduction to the atmosphere, clouds and aviation publications and maps used by a VFR pilot.

We go over:

  • Lift – incorrect theories (Thanks to David Wright for the email reminder)
  • Official theory answers versus real answers
  • The atmosphere (Air, Boundary Layers, Pressure, Density)
  • ISA, ELR and Deviations
  • Synoptic charts
  • Atmospheric Heating, Cooling, Inversions
  • Introduction to wind
  • Cloud types
  • Common Australian Aviation Publications
  • Common Australian Aviation Charts
  • Pilots’ Logbook
  • Extra: Basic CTAF radio calls

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