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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. 


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

Course contents

▪ The CB
▪ The CB Mature Stage
▪ Microburst
▪ CB Dissipating Stage
▪ Risks
▪ Hail
▪ Microburst and wind shear
▪ WX Radar
▪ Flight Planning
▪ Charts
▪ CB Cell Clearance
▪ Passing a Cell
▪ Avoidance Decisions
▪ Radar Detection
▪ Reflectivity
▪ Beam Width
▪ 1:60 Rule

▪ Weather Radar Controls
▪ Tilt
▪ Specific Weather Shapes
▪ Blind Alley Effect
▪ Gain
▪ TURB Function
▪ Weather Radar Limitations
▪ During Flight
▪ Scenarios
▪ ICI – Ice Crystal Icing
▪ ICI Detection
▪ ICI Avoidance
▪ Theoretical knowledge test


This course is delivered via the Qrosscheck Education website. The e-learning course modifies itself depending on your screen, works on both computers and tablets. By purchasing this product you agree that the product will be used by a single individual for personal training and not in a classroom or commercial setting. Evidence of account sharing, commercial use, or excessive use will result in the early termination of the license.


Both metric and imperial is covered in the course. Both EASA and FAA training requirement is considered in the course.

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