Understanding METARs Part 7 (TAFs)

Hey everyone,

The final tutorial of the Understanding METARs is now available to be viewed. We close the series with a quick description and overview of TAFs as well as how to understand the codes that are specific to TAFs.

Please post any comments or tutorial requests below.

Happy and Safe Flying!

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Thank you, Mr. Denton. This is great.

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Video says it’s part six. (Thumbnail)
Title says part 7.

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Well done Mark. Sad to see this series close 👍🏼

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But I thought the TAFs were removed with the new weather service?

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Is that supposed to mean people shouldn’t know what they are?

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No, I was just surprised to see them in Mark’s tutorial since they aren’t there for us. I think it’s stil important to understand them.

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Well made tutorial!

Thank you, I’ll change that.

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I’m posting this here, but I’m not sure which tutorial it would best go under. Could someone please explain to me why occasionally in IF the airports turn to blue or rarely red? (When you click on them, their names show as blue, and the weather report is also blue) Thanks!

That’s the visibility. Red is when visibility is under 4 nautical miles. Blue isn’t as bad.

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Thanks! And I’m assuming white is regular to clear conditions?

Yes white is normal conditions. There’s also brown which is in between.

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Well, a TAF techically isn’t a part of a METAR, but whatever flies Your plane