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1

What SM equivalent is 2400RVR?

1/2SM

2

What SM equivalent is 4000RVR?

3/4SM

3

What SM equivalent is 5000RVR?

1SM

4

What is Virga?
What does it mean to a pilot?

-Precipitation that is evaporating before it hits the ground
-Usually occurs where the air below the cloud is very dry and common in the western part of the country
-Virga associated with showers suggests strong downdrafts with possible moderate or greater turbulence

5

Can an AWOS be used as an authorized weather source for part 121 or 135 is the visibility is missing?

NO

6

How far away from a thunderstorm should you fly? How high if going above?

20 miles
1,000ft above for each 10 knots of wind

7

What is windshear?

-Sudden change in wind speed and/or direction
-Carry extra speed on final if windshear is reported

8

What is a microburst?

-A downdraft that may emerge from a cloud or no cloud as high as 15,000ft
-Wind intensifies for about 5 minutes after ground contact
-Can occur in families (more than one)
-Speed differences from 50-100kts
-Vertical speeds in excess of 3,000fpm

9

What do you do if you encounter a microburst?

1. Full power
2. Pitch up to start climbing
3. Do not change configuration

10

What is the SM equivalent to 1800RVR?

1/4SM

11

What are the cloud requirements for a part 121 visual approach?

VFR cloud requirements