Drone pilots must know how to read a METAR weather report
FAA Part 107 Drone Pilot License

How to Read a METAR Aviation Weather Report

The FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot exam requires you to know how to read a METAR, a meteorological terminal aviation routine report. If you are serious about getting your drone pilot license, knowing how to read a METAR report is absolutely essential.

A METAR is a routine aviation weather report given in hourly or half-hourly intervals. It describes the meteorology elements observed at any given time. It is predominantly used by pilots as part of a pre-flight weather briefing, and also by meteorologists to aid in weather forecasting. Its use is standardized by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and is understood worldwide.

To learn more about METARS and other aviation topics you will need to understand to pass the Part 107 Airman Knowledge Test, enroll in a Part 107 Drone Pilot Test Prep Course today.

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