Course Title: 2.06 Meteorology 2

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4016 Certificate IV in Air Transport (Commercial Pilot)

Course Title: 2.06 Meteorology 2

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 18

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Course Contact: Jennifer Taberner

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9394 9999

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Course Description

To provide an understanding of atmospheric conditions, consideration of weather with respect to flight, the use of synoptic charts, the value of available weather services, and typical weather conditions in Australia’s climatic zones.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Completion of Module 1.08 Basic Aeronautical Knowledge (BAK) Examination, and Module 1.10 General Flying Progress Test (GFPT).

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBF920 2.06 Meteorology 2


1. Recall and state the composition of the atmosphere.

10. Describe the use of weather services available for flight

11. Describe typical seasonal weather conditions for different regions in Australia.

2. Recall, list or describe the effect of heat, temperature pressure and humidity on weather conditions.

3. State the difference between stable, unstable and conditionally stable atmospheric conditions.

4. Describe and identify cloud types and precipitation.

5. Recall and describe visibility in aviation terms.

6. Describe the relationship between wind, high and low pressure systems, and the difference between squalls and gusts, and factors affecting winds.

7. Describe the differences between airmasses and fronts and state the related flying conditions.

8. Describe selected hostile weather phenomena, signs indicating their presence, their effects on flight, and methods a pilot can adopt to minimise these effects.

9. Identify features and describe the use of synoptic charts.

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Overview of Assessment

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