February 17 (Sat) 12:00pm The Best Kept Secret in Aviation

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 12:00pm

We can observe the ceilings, look at satellite images for cloud tops and check the new graphical forecast tool aviation (GFA), but what’s happening in between? You can now find this in the GFA but reviewing each altitude for each time frame can be a bit cumbersome.  The Skew T Log P diagram is still one of the best kept secrets in aviation.

Now you can view the vertical profile of the atmosphere including its stability and wind profile based on weather modeling from a plethora of weather observations including soundings, radar, weather stations, satellites and aircraft. You can now review direct soundings and interpolated models of the vertical atmospheric profiles with a high degree of reliability.  This concise format will really aid in your mental construction of winds and cloud and freezing levels.

Join Dave Kramer, weather enthusiast, private pilot and ground instructor for a seminar on how to interpret Skew T Log P diagrams to further enhance your awareness of the weather around you.

Dave Kramer MD is an instrument rated, tailwheel endorsed private pilot as well as a basic and instrument ground instructor with an interest in weather. He has been flying since 2012, has over 900 hours of which over 300 have been in the IFR system.  He also enjoys flying at night as well as flying in the LA area.

 

This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Any questions, contact us at (650) 946-1700 or info@sancarlosflight.com.

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