New aviation weather eBook takes a look at the forecast

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Avwxworkshops Inc. has announced the release of a new Aviation Weather eBook, The Skew-T(p) Journal and Mewritten by the author of aviation and FLYING contributor Scott Dennstaedt.

The book is intended to give general aviation pilots a better understanding of meteorological principles and the tools needed to take weather into account when planning flights. Central to the story is the SkewT chart, which is a thermodynamic chart used by weather professionals.

“While the Skew-T is used every day by meteorologists, in recent years there has been tremendous interest from the aviation world for a comprehensive book on this subject,” said Dennstaedt, also a co-author, with airline pilot Doug Morris. , the book, Pilot weather: from solo to airlines.

Dennstaedt is an Instrument Flight Instructor (CFII) and former National Weather Service research meteorologist. He holds a doctorate. in Environmental Infrastructure and Systems from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

The Skew-T chart allows the pilot to see how conditions are likely to change based in part on temperature and atmospheric pressure characteristics. According to Avwxworkshops Inc., the Skew-T helps pilots “explore” to uncover weather information about a particular place/location and develop more in-depth and effective pre-flight briefings.

The book has nearly 300 pages and includes more than 200 diagrams, photos and other images that facilitate understanding of a complex subject.

There are two versions of the eBook available. The standard version is on sale for $49.95. There’s also a version for $89.95 that includes free book review updates that will be released annually through July 26, 2027, the company said.

Founded in 2017, Avwxworkshops Inc. is a private company based in Charlotte, North Carolina that owns and operates the EZWxBrief web application. Among the app’s features is the EZDeparture Advisor, which the company describes as a “route-based personal risk assessment tool” that assesses weather forecasts on a pilot’s planned route and incorporates minimums. pilot’s personal weather in risk assessment. The tool helps pilots determine the best flight departure time while minimizing weather exposure.

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