Best Books – Aviation Meteorology

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Aviation Meteorology subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Aviation Meteorology along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Aviation Meteorology subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Aviation Meteorology" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Aviation Meteorology” by Navale Pandharinath
2. “Severe Weather Flying: Increase Your Knowledge and Skill in Avoidance of Thunderstorms, Icing, and Extreme Weather (General Aviation Reading)” by Scott Crossfield and Dennis Newton

“Severe Weather Flying: Increase Your Knowledge and Skill in Avoidance of Thunderstorms, Icing, and Extreme Weather (General Aviation Reading)” Book Review: This book teaches pilots how to lessen their chances of being caught in extreme weather conditions. It covers how to focus on detection and avoidance of severe weather conditions. It is written in simple language so that anyone can understand complex meteorological terms. This book discusses in detail different weather conditions, including lightning, icing, and wind shear and their effect on flying.

3. “Weather Flying” by Robert N Buck

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“Weather Flying” Book Review: This book explains weather in a nontechnical way, giving pilots a useful understanding of weather and practical knowledge of how to judge it and fly it. It covers weather flying psychology, en route weather changes, radar and how to use it, taking off in bad weather. It is the winner of the Flight Safety Foundation’s Publication Award recommended by the FAA.

4. “Aviation Law and Meteorology (Air Pilot’s Manual)” by Trevor Thom and Peter Godwin
5. “Meteorology For Pilots (Airlife Pilot’s Handbooks)” by Mike Wickson

“Meteorology For Pilots (Airlife Pilot’s Handbooks)” Book Review: This book covers all aspects of the meteorological requirements necessary to be JAR compliant. It also contains the latest data concerning global warming and its consequences, especially in relation to the El Nino effect. The study of meteorology provides knowledge and awareness of the atmosphere, which is the medium within which the pilot works for aviation. The book discusses the issue of technical aircraft safety which is now approaching the highest standards, whilst safety affected by particular weather conditions remains a large problem. A proper study of meteorology can assist the pilot in providing safe passage.

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6. “Ground Studies for Pilots: Meteorology (Ground Studies for Pilots Series)” by R B Underdown and John Standen

“Ground Studies for Pilots: Meteorology (Ground Studies for Pilots Series)” Book Review: This book is for students taking commercial pilot and air transport pilot license examinations covering meteorology. It is compiled to take account of the new Joint Aviation Authorities syllabus for flight crew licensing.

7. “Aviation Weather: For Pilots and Flight Operations Personnel, AC 00-6A” by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Aviation Supplies & Academics (ASA)

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“Aviation Weather: For Pilots and Flight Operations Personnel, AC 00-6A” Book Review: This book explains each aspect of weather as it relates to aircraft operation and flight safety. This book instructs on what you need to know about weather in order to fly safely in both visual (VMC) and instrument (IMC) meteorological conditions. Topics covered in the book include the earth’s atmosphere, temperatures, atmospheric pressure, wind, moisture, precipitation, clouds, air masses, turbulence, icing, common IFR producers, high altitude weather, arctic and tropical weather. This book includes illustrations and is useful to students, instructors and experienced pilots.

8. “Air Pilot’s Manual – Aviation Law and Meteorology” by Dorothy Saul-Pooley
9. “Aviation Weather Services Handbook” by Federal Aviation Administration

“Aviation Weather Services Handbook” Book Review: This book offers information on the interpretation and application of advisories, coded weather reports, forecasts, observed, and radar and satellite imagery. This book contains color and black-and-white photographs, satellite images, diagrams, charts and other illustrations. It also includes forecast charts, aviation website recommendations and supplementary product information. Some chapters in this book are Aviation Routine Weather Report (METAR), Pilot and Radar Reports, Satellite Pictures, Radiosonde Additional Data (RADATs), Products for Aviation Hazards and Aviation Weather Forecasts. It also includes Surface Analysis Charts, Radar Summary Charts and Constant Pressure Analysis Charts. This book contains every weather-related information that a pilot needs to know. This book is useful to anyone involved in handling a plane like pilots, flight instructors and those studying for pilot certification.

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10. “ATPL Aviation Meteorology: Multimedia Ground and Flight Training” oxford aviation training
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