Pre-Flight Planning resources

Pre-Flight Planning

Meteorology

Services

Weather radar AIP GEN 3.3

Weather radar data derived from Bureau of Meterology radar sites is displayed at various ATS working positions by means of a PC-based system known within Airservices Australia as METRAD.

The most effective range of the radars is up to 75 nm.

Weather radar sites, which may be utilised by ATS, are shown in ERSA MET. Weather radar information within 75 nm of radar sites is available to pilots, subject to ATS workload, on request.

When providing RAPIC/Weatherwatch information to pilots, ATS will use the prefix ‘MET radar display indicates’.

Meteorological briefing AIP GEN 3.5

A limited elaborative briefing service is available from regional forecasting centres (RFCs) and meteorological offices on the following telephone numbers:

Adelaide

08 8366 2617

Brisbane

07 3229 1854

Cairns

07 4034 9437

Canberra

02 6249 6579

Darwin

08 8920 3814

Hobart

03 6221 2026

Melbourne

03 9669 4850

Perth

08 9263 2255

Sydney

02 9296 1527

Meteorological documentation AIP GEN 3.5

Available documents include the following:

  • surface synoptic charts
  • forecast upper level charts
  • satellite imagery
  • grid point winds and temperatures
  • route sector winds and temperatures
  • significant weather charts
  • graphical area forecasts (GAFs)
  • domestic TAFs and TTFs.

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