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CFI TOOLS

Weather or Not: Thunderstorm Challenge

Choose Your Path, Decide Your Outcome

BY MACHTELD SMITH

GET READY TO FIRE UP YOUR CESSNA 172 FOR A VFR CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT
FROM NEW JERSEY'S CAPE MAY COUNTY AIRPORT TO ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA. BUT BE
PREPARED TO DEAL WITH POP-UP THUNDERSTORMS, DETERIORATING WEATHER,
ONBOARD AND ATC RADAR REALITIES, AND FUEL CONCERNS. You'll make critical go/

no-go decisions on this 300-nm route. If you're interested in experiencing where your
decisions lead, then this video-formatted course is for you. You'll even have the option
to try different flight paths to see various decision outcomes.

Once you've taken the challenge (airsafetyinstitute.org/weather-or-notthunderstorms), present your students with these intriguing scenarios to help them
practice making appropriate go/no-go decisions, using in-cockpit weather strategies,
and understanding limitations of ATC weather radar. They'll also be armed with
knowledge to use best practices for thunderstorm avoidance, learn to resist get-thereitis, and to decide when diverting is a good option.
The scenarios help pilots understand the consequences of their decisions, so they
are prepared to come to the appropriate conclusion when faced with difficult
weather decisions before or during a real flight. The video-formatted challenge is
accompanied by a short chapter on thunderstorm avoidance strategies, resources,
and a 10-question quiz.
This course qualifies for AOPA Accident Forgiveness and FAA Wings.
Machteld Smith is an aviation technical writer for the Air Safety Institute. She holds
a commercial pilot certificate with multiengine, instrument, and seaplane ratings.

Sponsored by


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CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2

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CFI-to-CFI Newsletter—Vol. 10, Issue 2
CFI Notes
CFI Notes: Letters
CFI Notes: Did You Know? There I Was…A Cirrus, a Cruise Ship, and the USCG
Standards Dissected—ACS Basics
Safety Seminar: Difficult Decisions—What Would You Do?
Collected Wisdom: Tricks of the Trade
CFI News
CFI Tips: Beyond Teaching "To the Test"—How To Ramp Up Your Instruction
ASI Message: Moving Up, Down, or Sideways
Real Pilot Story: Powerless Over Paris
Safety Spotlight: Scalable Safety Framework
Point/Counterpoint: Keep Spinning the Whiz Wheel or E6B No Mo?
Chart Challenge: The Art of the IFR Chart
You Can Fly: 2019 AOPA FlightTraining Service Experience Survey Now Open
Safety Quiz: Density Altitude
CFI Tools: Weather or Not—Thunderstorm Challenge
Chief's Corner: Mentoring—A Different Perspective
Safety Tip: Marshalling Signals
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - CFI-to-CFI Newsletter—Vol. 10, Issue 2
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - CFI Notes
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - CFI Notes: Letters
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - CFI Notes: Did You Know? There I Was…A Cirrus, a Cruise Ship, and the USCG
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Standards Dissected—ACS Basics
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 6
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 7
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 8
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Safety Seminar: Difficult Decisions—What Would You Do?
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Collected Wisdom: Tricks of the Trade
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - CFI News
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 12
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 13
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 14
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - CFI Tips: Beyond Teaching "To the Test"—How To Ramp Up Your Instruction
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 16
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 17
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 18
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - ASI Message: Moving Up, Down, or Sideways
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 20
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Real Pilot Story: Powerless Over Paris
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 22
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Safety Spotlight: Scalable Safety Framework
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Point/Counterpoint: Keep Spinning the Whiz Wheel or E6B No Mo?
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 25
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 26
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Chart Challenge: The Art of the IFR Chart
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 28
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - You Can Fly: 2019 AOPA FlightTraining Service Experience Survey Now Open
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Safety Quiz: Density Altitude
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 31
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - CFI Tools: Weather or Not—Thunderstorm Challenge
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Chief's Corner: Mentoring—A Different Perspective
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 34
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 35
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Safety Tip: Marshalling Signals
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