Course Title: 4.06 Meteorology 3

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6010 Diploma of Air Transport (Airline Pilot)

Course Title: 4.06 Meteorology 3

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 15

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Course Contact: Raymond Meyer

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9394 9903

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Course Description

To provide an understanding of the factors controlling the weather, with particular reference to high altitude weather, and the effect on the operation of the aircraft.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Completion of module 3.06

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBF939 4.06 Meteorology 3


1. Recall the structure of the atmosphere and the effects of pressure, temperature, density and humidity.

10. State the standard methods of meteorological observation (in-flight and satellite).

2. List the types of clouds and the ways they are formed.

3. Describe the motion of the atmosphere.

4. List the causes of reduced visibility and the effect on the operation of an aircraft.

5. List the types of icing and the effect on the operation of the aircraft.

6. Describe the properties, classification and basic synoptic analysis of airmasses and fronts.

7. Interpret synoptic charts so that a weather forecast can be described.

8. Describe the atmospheric division represented by the tropopause and interpret Upper Level charts for significant features affecting aircraft.

9. Describe global pressure distribution, the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone, monsoonal weather and tropical storms.

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Overview of Assessment

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