Thunderstorm Avoidance (Airbus)
The course covers topics related to thunderstorms and weather phenomena associated with thunderstorms. Microbursts, weather radar techniques, and limitations. A chapter on Ice Crystal Icing (ICI) is included.
ABOUT THE COURSE
The course meets the requirements for EASA, FAA operator’s initial and recurrent training for flight crew. It is also suitable for any pilot who flies under IFR.
We have included some practical suggestions of how to operate the weather radar. This course will give you a better understanding of how to assess a storm cell and decisions for the best avoidance procedure.
The course has great illustrations and explanations with audio and text.
The course is divided into chapters with a quiz after each chapter. A certificate of completion will be automatically generated after completion.
References used: Airbus 321 FCTM, FCOM, Honeywell RDR-4B, RDR-4000, Rockwell Collins WXR 2100 series.
Duration: 40 minutes
The CB Mature Stage
CB Dissipating Stage
Microburst and wind shear
CB Cell Clearance
Passing a Cell
Weather Radar Controls
Specific Weather Shapes
Blind Alley Effect
Weather Radar Limitations
ICI – Ice Crystal Icing
Theoretical knowledge test