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November 2022 EZNews

Updated: Dec 15, 2022

Hello again and thanks for reading the 19th edition of EZNews!

We appreciate those that have recently joined, renewed their membership or signed up for auto-renewal. We truly appreciate your generosity which helps support our continued innovation moving forward. There have been no new releases this past month. We look forward to more continued growth with the development of EZWxBrief v2.0 and for all members to enjoy the simplicity of EZWxBrief in the coming year. Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!


Check out the new BusinessAir TV


If you liked The Daily EZ Weather Brief that is being rebooted starting on Tuesday, November 15th, you will love the new BusinessAir TV program that was kicked off at the NBAA-BACE in Orlando, Florida and it was a huge success. BusinessAir TV will be broadcast live weekly at 12:30 p.m. eastern time from the FLYING studio in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Dr. Scott Dennstaedt will be a regular contributor each week presenting an overview of the weather across the conterminous U.S. for the current and following day similar to the format he used in The Daily EZ Weather Brief...but a good bit shorter. He will also be interviewed during the second episode on October 27th. Please tune in each Thursday to check it out.


Are you getting annoyed receiving two emails for some posts?


If you are a member of EZWxBrief and you've opted in to receive email correspondence and you are also subscribed to the AvWxTraining website, then you will likely get two emails every time there's a post in the EZWxBrief (AvWxTraining) blog that's relevant to EZWxBrief customers. This specifically includes any EZTip or EZNewsletter posts. You might say, "I've never subscribed to AvWxTraining, so why would I be getting a second email?" Here's what's going on.


AvWxTraining (avwxtraining.com) is the official training site for EZWxBrief where any member of EZWxBrief can purchase live 1-on-1 training sessions or a training subscription. It's also the site where subscribers can purchase other training materials such as recorded webinars and books. So if you've ever purchased a book, webinar or 1-on-1 training on this site, you were automatically subscribed to the site. More importantly, it's available to those that do not have a subscription to EZWxBrief so they can purchase the training products offered there. That's one of several reasons it's a separate site to EZWxBrief.


Given the capabilities of the AvWxTraining site, it's also where we post the EZWxBrief weekly EZTip and monthly EZNewsletter. These are encapsulated in the AvWxTraining blog. The blog also provides posts that are not directly relevant to EZWxBrief such as a recent post on the initial weather analysis for a King Air 90 accident in Marietta, Ohio. These other posts are useful to any pilot, not just those that are EZWxBrief customers.


If you have an EZWxBrief account and do not want to get duplicate emails, we recommend that you sign in to EZWxBrief and navigate to your user profile (Start::Manage my account) and turn off all of the notifications except the last one as shown below. Please be sure you click or tap on the Save button to store your choices. This is to guarantee you will receive information on various data outages and any other general announcements that are not typically posted in the blog, but are sent directly to EZWxBrief subscribers.


EZTips

If you haven't done so, please check out the new EZTips that are published on most Monday mornings each week. The goal is to provide a short tip on how to use the EZWxBrief progressive web app. If you are not subscribed with EZWxBrief, you can always view them here in the EZWxBrief blog under the EZTip category.

The legacy AIRMET is being retired in February 2023!


As mentioned in the October 2022 EZNews, the NWS plans to retire the legacy AIRMET in 2023. They just released a Public Notification Statement (PNS) that is asking for public comments before they officially retire this product in February. Based on the comments received, the FAA/NWS could push its retirement later in the year, however, the wheels are in motion to stop automatically producing the Traditional Alphanumeric Code (TAC) AIRMET (Legacy AIRMET) over the six regions of the Contiguous United States (CONUS). The NWS will continue to provide the Graphical AIRMET (G-AIRMET) over the CONUS.

The FAA convened a Safety Risk Management Panel (SRMP) to evaluate any hazards associated with the retirement of the Legacy AIRMET. Based on the working group recommendation and the SRMP results, the FAA has requested the NWS retire the Legacy AIRMET and transition to only the G-AIRMET for the CONUS. Legacy AIRMETs for Alaska and Hawaii will not be affected at this time. This is a long time in coming since Dr. Scott Dennstaedt first documented this in a January 2006 IFR magazine article, The end of AIRMETs. It'll be interesting to see how many of the heavyweight apps fail come February.


The Skew-T log (p) and Me book now available in soft cover


The Skew-T log (p) and Me: A primer for pilots is now available for purchase in both a limited edition soft cover and eBook format. The book is 300 pages in length and is packed with over 200 diagrams, images and photos to make this complex topic easier to understand. It is the most comprehensive book written on the Skew-T log (p) diagram specifically targeted for pilots. Please check out this sample of the book.

You can purchase a single copy of the eBook or purchase the version that gives you free access to any major revisions that are made through July 26, 2027. When a new version becomes available you will be sent an email with download instructions.


What others are saying about this new book...


"I have had the opportunity to read the book twice from beginning to end and all I can say is you did a masterful job. Your book is succinct, insightful, logically laid out and easy to read. I especially enjoyed your 'examples' spread throughout the book. You wrote to your audience, not above or below…this book is useful and understandable to the student pilot and the ATP/CFI. I am very, very impressed and appreciative of your important addition to the literature."


- Rick J.


"Not only did I buy this book but, surprisingly, I actually read it vs. my normal SOP of putting it on my aviation bookshelf and thinking 'some day, I’m going to read that.' It’s very good. I have been to at least one and I think two of your seminars as well as watched several of your workshops. The book did the best job of explaining the Skew-T. It also did a very good job of explaining aviation weather in general and did so in a way that I will retain it far longer than I did after the seminars. I strongly recommend it."


- Paul L.


Most pilots are weatherwise, but some are otherwise™


Dr. Scott Dennstaedt

Weather Systems Engineer

Founder, EZWxBrief™

CFI & former NWS meteorologist






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