The new improved second edition is here! Canadian Aviation Weather sells for $74.95. I will waive the shipping costs until further notice. (Of course, this price includes a signed copy if you’d like).

If you are a group/aviation school/aviation cult and plan on buying several books then let’s talk: fromtheflightdeck@sympatico.ca

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Another bookstore will sell Canadian Aviation Weather

CAW and Pilot Weather will soon be available near the Vancouver airport. (Where AvWorld II used to be). Books won’t arrive for about 2 weeks.

NEWS… Taught another PIT (Pilot Initial Training) course at AC. Sold 9 books! The female percentage was zero. Sad to see. Rumour has it the next class of 43 to 45 will have a significant number.

New article on advection fog in Canadian Aviator. (This will be my last).

Captain D has decided to stop writing for Canadian Aviator. Everyone appreciates feedback for their efforts. To communicate, there is transmission and receiving. It turned out to be a NORDO column. Pity.

Will be giving a talk to Seneca types Monday, March 18.

Check out a new book idea on my blog…Autoland.

CAW may be getting a new flight plan. Think FGU

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Seneca Talk

Sold my remaining 8 copies of CAW and 4 copies of Pilot Weather and could have sold a ton more. I’m very impressed with Seneca College. There were 6 speakers with it all transpiring in a brand new building. Got some nice gifts including a Seneca T-shirt and Seneca Alumni bottle of wine. When I was there, AvWorld ordered 20 additional CAW books plus 4 Pilot Weather books. Just so happens the printers had 50 to be picked up. The books look great with the mods. I made it known Seneca has not taken me on to teach during my talk and some brass approached me afterword. Squeaky wheel gets the oil. Will be teaching another PIT course April 4th. Possibly 45 in the class.


March’s enRoute:

The graphic is fantastic. Too bad they didn’t add some “scrambled eggs” to the captain’s hat.

The graphic is fantastic. Too bad they didn’t add some “scrambled eggs” to the captain’s hat.


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Wind storm sweeps across Ontario. Winds are peaking to 65 knots from the west along Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. The GFA has severe mechanical turbulence forecast for southern Ontario. I asked the Guelph class what the two digit numbers meant prior to central pressure of 976 mb. No one knew they represented six hour histories of central pressure.

Learn about contrails...

Learn about contrails...

Learn about sucker holes...

Learn about sucker holes...

Learn about wind shear...

Learn about wind shear...

Learn about visiibiity...

Learn about visiibiity...

Learn about radiosondes...upper air balloons....

Learn about radiosondes...upper air balloons....

Learn about weather instruments...

Learn about weather instruments...

Learn about forward scatter RVR sensors...

Learn about forward scatter RVR sensors...

Learn about katabatic winds...

Learn about katabatic winds...

Learn about Zulu time in Greenwich...

Learn about Zulu time in Greenwich...

Learn about mountain waves...

Learn about mountain waves...

Learn about freezing rain...

Learn about freezing rain...

Learn about weather radar...

Learn about weather radar...

Learn about altimeters...

Learn about altimeters...

Learn about radiosondes...

Learn about radiosondes...

Learn about stratus and other cloud types...

Learn about stratus and other cloud types...

Learn about fan blade icing...

Learn about fan blade icing...

Learn about how beer and the ITCZ (InterTropical Convergence Zone) shares a commonality...

Learn about how beer and the ITCZ (InterTropical Convergence Zone) shares a commonality...

The new improved second edition is here! Canadian Aviation Weather sells for $74.95. I will waive the shipping costs until further notice. (Of course, this price includes a signed copy if you would like).

If you belong to a flying club, flight school or college don't settle with second best. Tell your instructors there is much better material available. Learning weather from antiquated publications and so called experts isn't worth it, nor is it weather wise. 

And just because the title states Canadian Aviation Weather doesn't mean it lacks discussion on international weather. Learn how to read METARS abroad (yes, they are different) and about weather in other parts of the Northern Hemisphere.                  

Just click on "Purchase a Copy."  (I will sign it if you prefer at the same outstanding price). Now you can purchase the "book of all books on aviation meteorology" through PayPal. There is no excuse.

If you are a flight school/flying club/college/university organization or member of an aviation cult have I got a deal for you! Email and we can chat: fromtheflightdeck@sympatico.ca  As well, there are a lot of GREAT aviation bookstores that carry Canadian Aviation Weather. Click on the Sellers/News tab.

 

Some recent feedback. (Gotta keep this anon, but it is from a heavy hitter) The integration of pilot decision making with meteorology is a particularly strong attribute. Several other books deal with meteorology, primarily from a navigation planning perspective, and find it a challenge to reach an appropriate balance between theory and operational practice. In your case, you have expertise in both what a pilot might do with the information /theory and the realities of the abilities /limitations of meteorologists and the associated distribution methods in meeting pilot requirements from both a safety and efficiency perspective.


Even more feedback...think "Tango Charlie..." 

In terms of Canadian aviation weather the number of books is rather limited. There is the AIM MET section and the MET chapter in From the Ground Up that are explicitly Canadian. The AIM is intended as a flight planning handbook and FTGU is really based upon what a PPL exam would expect. The Air Command Weather Manual is widely referenced and is Canadian but lacks content related to operational information. Weather Ways is Canada and a good light read but I’m not even sure if it is published anymore. I cannot think of anywhere, other than your book, that synthesizes the meteorological theory, aviation applications and practical operational information in one place (and through your anecdotes, makes it relevant to the reader).

 
Check out the new site. Click on the pic!      PILOT WEATHER is now available as an eBook.

Check out the new site. Click on the pic!

PILOT WEATHER is now available as an eBook.

加拿大航空天氣書(Canadian Aviation Weather) 絶對很棒!內容豐富詳細,是在加拿大做飛機師必定要有的一本書。

February’s enRoute

February’s enRoute

Learn about deicing...

Learn about deicing...

Learn about surface analysis...

Learn about surface analysis...

Learn about turbulence...

Learn about turbulence...

Learn about hold over times...

Learn about hold over times...

Learn about a mackerel sky...

Learn about a mackerel sky...

Learn about lapse rates...

Learn about lapse rates...

Learn about low pressure tracks...

Learn about low pressure tracks...

Learn about "cloud 9" i.e thunderstorms...

Learn about "cloud 9" i.e thunderstorms...

Learn about upper air charts...

Learn about upper air charts...

Learn about the northern lights...

Learn about the northern lights...

Learn about volcanic ash...

Learn about volcanic ash...

Learn about virga...

Learn about virga...

Learn about humidity...

Learn about humidity...

Learn about fog...

Learn about fog...

Learn about space weather...

Learn about space weather...

Learn about on board weather radar...

Learn about on board weather radar...

Learn about wet microbursts...

Learn about wet microbursts...