Apr 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

AER 111 Aviation Meteorology

Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
This course covers the atmosphere, interpretation and measurement of meteorological elements, and the effects of such on aircraft operations and performance. Topics include heat exchanges in the atmosphere; temperature, pressure, stability, clouds, air masses, fronts, and thunderstorms; and the use and interpretation of weather data. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze weather data for flight planning and safe flying.

Course is typically offered in Fall and Spring.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At successful completion of the course, the student should be able to do the following:

  1. Interpret weather charts, forecasts, and weather reports.
  2. Explain the ongoing physical processes created in the Earth’s atmosphere.
  3. Characterize the common IFR Producers and the hazards associated with them.
  4. Distinguish between the formations of the different cloud families.
  5. Interpret text - based weather reports.
  6. Explain the three types of FSS weather briefings.