This edition includes Change 2, effective
Produced jointly by the National Weather Service and the Federal Aviation
Administration, this Advisory Circular (AC) 00-45G explains the U.S. aviation
weather products and services available to pilots. Change 2 (effective October
2014) has been incorporated into this edition which includes full-color
illustrations throughout, and details on the interpretation and application of
advisories, coded weather reports, forecasts, observed and prognostic weather
charts, and radar and satellite imagery.
Readers will find full coverage of weather-related tools to assist every
pilot's flight planning and in-flight decisions. Weather product examples and
explanations are supported with hundreds of weather website addresses for
further resources, definitions, and additional related FAA publications.
This book is the weather services manual to use when studying for pilot
certification exams and should remain a part of every aviator's library. Subjects
covered include METARs, Pilot Reports (PIREP), Radar Weather Reports (SD/ROB),
Surface Analysis Charts, SIGMETs, AIRMETs, Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAF),
Significant Weather Charts and much more. With additional weather station
location tables, symbols and conversion charts, internet links and more, it is
an essential resource for all pilots seeking an understanding of the weather
services available for preflight and inflight decision-making.