Live & Recorded Webinars
Are you looking for a more structured approach to aviation weather training? If so, you should plan to attend one or more webinars offered by AvWxTraining. Each webinar will be taught by CFI and former NWS research meteorologist, Dr. Scott Dennstaedt.
At AvWxTraining, we use Zoom™ for all of our live webinars. Every webinar will have time reserved for the attendees to ask questions. Webinars will be recorded and provided to each attendee once that course has completed all of its planned sessions. This recording allows you to review the webinar at a later time or allows you to complete the training in the event you cannot attend one or more of the live sessions. You must pay the full webinar fee to obtain the recording. Check back for new live webinars being offered.
Advanced Skew-T Concepts Part 1 Recording
There are very few weather tools that provide so many important details as does the Skew-T log (p) diagram. Using the tool to drill down is a great way to augment your understanding of the big weather picture. Combined with surface analysis and prog charts, constant pressure charts and a multitude of other analyses and forecasts, the Skew-T will add confidence that you are making the right decision to depart or perhaps should stay on the ground.
In Part 1 of this webinar, we'll do a quick overview of the base diagram and review lapse rates before we explore some advanced topics on how to use the diagram to determine the potential for deep, moist convection. This will include a discussion of cloud types and when it is appropriate to lift a parcel of air to determine if stratiform or cumuliform clouds exist. This webinar will also outline the reasons why a surface-based parcel many not always be the best parcel to lift to determine the potential for elevated convection. There will also be a discussion of how to determine convective cloud tops. What we don't cover in this webinar will be covered in Part 2 at a later time.
This webinar was recorded from a live session in May 2020 and is available for free to all registered attendees. If you registered and paid for the live webinar you will receive an email to get your free digital copy of the recorded webinar. Otherwise, you can purchase a recorded copy now by clicking on the Buy Now button below.
Recorded Webinar Combo
Stay on top of your aviation weather game and save over $50 by purchasing this combo deal. You'll get the Inflight Hazard Avoidance Strategies, Getting Started with the Skew-T log (p) Diagram, Getting Started with Constant Pressure Charts and What You Need to Know about Airframe Icing recorded webinars along with a PDF of the slides for each of these four programs. This will provide you with over 12 hours of expert weather training in eight recorded sessions. When purchased, the recordings will be available for immediate download so you can watch them as many times as you like. Please note that this combo deal will only be offered for a limited time. So what are you waiting for? Let's raise the bar and learn how to make good decisions on how to minimize your exposure to adverse weather.
What You Need to Know About Airframe Icing Recording
Whether flying during the warm or cold season, understanding the factors associated with airframe icing is critical especially for pilots flying under instrument flight rules (IFR). Icing is a complex topic and demands a challenging dialog. Rules of thumb that you may have been taught during your primary training can be dangerous and often replaces real weather analysis that is paramount to minimizing your exposure to airframe icing. In this webinar, we will shed some light on how clouds form and how they can become a serious icing hazard to pilots. This webinar is designed to promote situational awareness when airframe icing is a flight risk. This includes a discussion on the factors associated with airframe icing and presents the latest analysis tools and techniques that can be incorporated by pilots to gain the most utility from their aircraft throughout the year without compromising safety.
This is a brand new webinar and will be offered over two sessions each lasting 90 minutes. If you register and pay for the live webinar (regardless if you attend one or both sessions) you will receive an email with a promo code to get your free digital copy of the recorded webinar. If you could not attend this webinar tap or click on the Buy Now button below to purchase this unique training program. This program is included in the Recorded Webinar Combo.
Getting started with Constant Pressure Charts Recording
Aviation is a three-dimensional mode of travel, distinguished from other forms of transit by its vertical component. Learning about weather aloft helps pilots obtain that all-important big picture in 3D of the atmosphere. The evolution of a low pressure system at the surface only tells a small part of the story. To get the entire story, you need to also study the evolution of upper level features such as troughs and ridges. Constant pressure charts are the ugly stepchild when it comes to aviation weather training. However, it is more than just a depiction of the winds and/or temperatures aloft, but provides a solid understanding of the dynamics and structure in the atmosphere much better than any other forecast.
In this webinar you will learn why constant pressure charts are important to examine prior to every flight. You will be taught how upper level weather systems evolve and how they relate to weather features at the surface. After the webinar you will be able to identify and characterize the location of adverse weather from studying the patterns found on a constant pressure chart generated by a numerical weather prediction model.
This webinar was recorded from a four hour live webinar held in August 2019. If you registered and paid for the live webinar you will receive an email with a promo code to get your free digital copy of the recorded webinar. Otherwise, you can purchase your copy by clicking on the Buy Now button below. This program is included in the Recorded Webinar Combo.
Getting started with the Skew-T log (p) Diagram Recording
Thermodynamic charts such as the Skew-T log (p) diagram are one of the best kept secrets in aviation. It represents one of the most versatile aviation weather power tools available to pilots if you know how unlock its secrets. Specifically, the Skew-T allows the pilot to "drill down" over a particular location to identify or describe adverse weather better in time and space than any other single weather chart. This includes icing potential, cloud bases, cloud tops, turbulence, haze, mountain wave potential, thunderstorm potential, precipitation type, cloud type, fog and low visibility just to name a few.
This webinar is a beginner's class on the Skew-T diagram and will provide an overview on how to leverage NOAA's found at http://rucsoundings.noaa.gov.
This webinar will cover a subset of the topics found in the more comprehensive Mastering the Skew-T Diagram premium workshop found on AvWxWorkshops.com.
This webinar was recorded from a four hour live webinar held in May 2019. If you registered and paid for the live webinar you will receive an email with a promo code to get your free digital copy of the recorded webinar. Otherwise, you can purchase your copy by clicking on the Buy Now button below. This program is included in the Recorded Webinar Combo.
InFlight Hazard Avoidance Strategies Recording
Even after you close the door on the cockpit to depart, weather analysis never ends. Whether you are flying an aircraft below 10,000 feet or in the flight levels, knowing how to deal with weather as it evolves while in flight is a must. What happens if you find yourself in icing conditions that you didn't expect? What's the safest course of action? You notice while maintaining altitude in smooth air at constant power your airspeed suddenly increases or decreases by 30 knots, what might be going on? You discover while flying over mountainous terrain that the winds aloft are 50 knots, not 30 as you expected. Does that mean you should slow down and expect significant turbulence? When confronted with a thunderstorm, is it better to fly around the front or back side of that cell? These are just a few of the topics we'll be addressing in this webinar.
This is a brand new webinar and was recorded from a four hour live webinar held in March 2019. If you registered and paid for the live webinar you will receive an email with a promo code to get your free digital copy of the recorded webinar. Otherwise, you can purchase your copy by clicking on the Buy Now button below. This program is included in the Recorded Webinar Combo.