CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 29

Chief's Corner

from ASi'S fAll "weAther ChAllenge" SeminAr
thAt reCently ended itS run to the new "weAther
wiSe: Vfr into imC" online CourSe (to help pilotS
mAke better deCiSionS And deVelop StrAtegieS for
AVoiding Vfr into imC ConditionS-the number one
weAther-relAted CAuSe of AViAtion ACCidentS) to
ASi'S reCent AnnuAl "iCe week" (AirSAfetyinStitute.
org/iCeweek), held in prepArAtion for the fASt
ApproAChing winter weAther.
One frequent question was: "What is the best source for
aviation weather?" Where do you teach your students to go
for their weather briefing?

The internet and smart phones are a remarkably wonderful development for pilots-
with one quick glance one can instantly get an updated METAR, TAF, or radar image.
There are also multiple online sources and applications for this crucial information,
but are we sure that when we use these apps during preflight planning, we're getting
the full picture?
ASI is reviewing a weather-related accident that brings this question to light. The
accident was caused by extreme turbulence, and although rare, such accidents do
occur occasionally, especially in mountainous areas, as was the case here. There
were airmets for moderate turbulence and a Center Weather Advisory issued just
after the accident aircraft took off, but the startling fact came to light that there
were 92 pireps for the route of flight that day. Most of the pireps reported severe to
extreme turbulence and were issued by large aircraft. Accident investigators found it
difficult to determine what information the pilot received before takeoff, because the



CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4

CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Vol. 4, Issue 4
The Journey of Becoming a CFI
Safety Seminar: Accident Case Study: Live
CFI Commentary: Something to Fear
CFI Tips: Takeoffs & Landings
ASI Message: Into the Ice
Accident Case Study: Delayed Reaction
Safety Quiz: Ice Flight
Safety Spotlight: Words to the Wise
ASI Online: Weather Wise - VFR into IMC
CFI Tools: Flying the Weather
Chief's Corner: What's the Weather Really Like?
Pilot Safety Announcement: It's a Drag
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CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - The Journey of Becoming a CFI
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 4
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 5
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 6
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 7
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 8
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - Safety Seminar: Accident Case Study: Live
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - CFI Commentary: Something to Fear
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 11
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 12
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 13
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - CFI Tips: Takeoffs & Landings
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 15
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 16
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - ASI Message: Into the Ice
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - Accident Case Study: Delayed Reaction
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 19
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - Safety Quiz: Ice Flight
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - Safety Spotlight: Words to the Wise
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 22
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 23
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 24
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - ASI Online: Weather Wise - VFR into IMC
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 26
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - CFI Tools: Flying the Weather
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - Chief's Corner: What's the Weather Really Like?
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CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - Pilot Safety Announcement: It's a Drag
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