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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fall Aviation Safety Week is October 7-10, 2013

Fall Aviation Safety Week begins next week. The program entitled, "Weather Challenge", is presented by Pat Brown. 

You don't need a meteorologist level understanding of weather to be a good pilot-though to judge from some of the educational materials out there, you might think so. Skew-T diagrams and moist adiabatic lapse rates are all well and good, but for the most of us it's the practical stuff that matters.

With that in mind, the new seminar is aimed at bolstering your real-world weather wisdom and having a little fun, too. As with the recent "Chart Challenge" seminar, we'll put your knowledge to the test, quizzing you on everything from METAR/TAF decoding to real-world weather scenarios. Along the way the seminar will cover:

-The most important weather resources for pilots
-Critical tie-ins with risk management and decision making
-Weather-related accidents that didn't need to happen
-The promise (and pitfalls) of cockpit weather

Seminars will be presented at four locations across the Commonwealth of Virginia October 7-10 from 7-9 p.m.

Monday, October 7, 2013
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Virginia Air & Space Center
600 Settlers Landing Road
Hampton, VA 23669
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Virginia Aviation Museum
Richmond Int'l. Airport
5701 Huntsman Road
Richmond, VA 23250
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Comfort Suites Manassas
7350 Williamson Blvd.
Manassas, VA 20109
Thursday, October 10, 2013
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Virginia Tech Airport
1601 Tech Center Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060

No RSVP required. For more information visit AOPA.