Airline and Airport Operations Modules
Module 7: Weather - How does weather affect flying?
- Students will be able to identify and explain basic weather principles including the characteristics of air masses, fronts, wind, and precipitation
- Students will analyze and explain current weather trends using the basic weather theory principles
Weather and wind play a large role in flight. Airlines need to monitor the weather to ensure a safe flying environment for their passengers and crew. From this activity, students will learn how to glean the basics from weather forecasts and try to predict how the weather will change in the near future.
Module 8: Flight Planning - How does a pilot know where to fly?
- Students will be able to correctly perform basic flight tasks including temperature conversions, weather report decoding, time/speed/distance calculations, and fuel burn rates
Proper flight planning prevents poor aircraft performance. Pilots spend quality time before every flight researching the information they need to make that flight safe. From this activity, students will apply the basics of flight planning like a general aviation pilot.
Information and image source: AOPA's "PATH to Aviation"