Lesson 1
Chapters 1 & 2
Lesson 2
Chapter 3 & Instrument Supplement
Lesson 3
Weather Maps
Lesson 4
Chapter 4
Lesson 5
Chapter 5
Lesson 6
Chapter 6
Lesson 7
Chapter 7
Lesson 8
Chapter 8
Lesson 9
Chapter 9
Lesson 10
Chapter 10
Lesson 11
Wind Shear and Turbulence
Lesson 12
Lesson 13
Lesson 14
Case Study/Self-Briefing
Lesson 15
Case Study/Self-Briefing
Lesson 16
Case Study/Self-Briefing



The objective of this weeks lesson is to learn the relationship between air masses and fronts, and to know the type of weather to expect when a cold or warm front approaches you.

A flight tip: If you are considering going for a short flight and a front is approaching, fly towards the front until the weather deteriorates. Your route home will be clear. If you fly away from the approaching front, the weather may be poor at the airfield when you return.

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