I was on an aviation website called “Sky Vecotor” and they have a map of all SiGNETs and AIRMETs. They look like this:
I literally can only understand one or two things on there. If anyone can give me some insight on how to read these things, it would be much appreciated. Thanks!
MaxSez: Here’s the official FAA NOTAM search sites for preflight planning:
@DiamondGaming4. MaxSez. Not a NOTAM Diamond, a “SIGMET”
(Significant Meteorological Condition Report ). Google the term for an explanation. . The NOTAM info herein is need to know.
Thx mate. I’ll look into it 👍
@DiamondGaming4… Here’s a link to the Pilots Bible. If you’ve never seen it before I recommend you download it as a ready Ref:
The Aviators Bible; “The Pilots Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge” (FAA-H-8083-3B) Free in PDF Form from faa.gov.
Link #1 that Max provided is your best source for NOTAMS. International ICAOs work. Not limited to US
@DiamondGaming4. Open faa.gov then open document section , enter faa doc number.
Ah ok, I see. Thanks for clarifying.
😱 No “MaxSez”? Hope you’re feeling alright. I don’t even know what just happened. Speechless…
That particular SIGMET is for an embedded (EMBD) thunderstorm (TS) observed (OBS) within those coordinates (Nxxxx Exxxx - Nxxxx Exxxx) with the top given (TOP FLXXX) and its direction of movement (NE). Also it is intensifying (INTSF).
NOTAMs are one thing, SIGMETs/AIRMETs/PIREPs/etc are all separate things:
Right… well, I’ll be doing a lot of reading in the next few days 👍
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