Quick Quiz

What is a TREND?
  • Something fashionable you simply must follow
  • A report at the end of a METAR
  • A forecast at the end of a METAR
  • Safety is the new black
  • A forecast at the end of a METAR
What does BR decode as?
  • By hokey it’s cold in here
  • Flying by braille
  • Mist
  • Fog
  • Mist
Webcams…
  • Are a great tool as part of a complete Met package
  • Are just as good as phoning a friend
  • Make it easy to see what the weather is doing
  • See all weather in the aerodrome area
  • Are a great tool as part of a complete Met package
How often are METAR AUTO issued?
  • Once an hour
  • Once every half hour
  • Once every day
  • Every time conditions change
  • Once every half hour

Invercargill

Above mean sea level

TCu

Towering Cumulus

agl

above ground level

Cb

Cumulonimbus

Flight Information Service communications

ATS

Air Traffic Service

Royal New Zealand Air Force

in vicinity of aerodrome Thunderstorm

ATC

Air Traffic Control

VC

in vicinity of aerodrome

Probabilityxx%

TIL

Until

FM

From

Becoming

Temporarily

Routine air report from aircraft in flight

FIR

Flight Information Region

Internet Flight Information Service

VFR

Visual flight rules

Automatic Terminal Information Service

BWR

Basic weather report

New Zealand Flight Information Region

Aerodrome special routine meteorological report

Automatic aerodrome routine meteorological report

Aerodrome routine meteorological report

TAF

Aerodrome forecast

Area forecast

Significant meteorological information