Chesapeake Aviation Training, in Fort Mill, South Carolina, has launched Aviation Weather Workshops.com.
The subscription-based website introduces pilots to many aspects of preflight weather analysis and planning through a growing library of online mini-workshops and personalized training, according to company officials.
“There’s little debate that weather impacts our flying activity more than any other physical factor,” said Scott Dennstaedt, the website’s creator. “It doesn’t matter whether you are a novice pilot or seasoned professional, weather does not discriminate; weather-related accidents are almost always fatal.
“The primary goal of this new website is to help a pilot consistently recognize the location of adverse weather prior to departure and show them how to formulate a plan to avoid it while in flight,” he continued.
AvWxWorkshops.com will feature weekly releases of one or more online mini-workshops tailored to make a pilot more weather savvy. All workshops contain both audio and video Adobe Flash presentations from five to 30 minutes in length, developed and narrated by Dennstaedt, a former National Weather Service meteorologist and CFI. Most workshops will end with an optional short quiz.
Premium workshops such as “Ice Is NOT Nice” and “Internet Wx Brief Roadmap” are available for purchase. A premium workshop is a comprehensive program designed to cover specific aviation weather subjects in greater depth.
To further assist pilots, AvWxWorkshops.com also features The Weather Report, aviation weather discussion forums. Paying members of the site can ask questions, provide feedback and discuss their own experiences and concerns related to aviation weather.
For more information: avwxworkshops.com.