Pre-Flight Planning resources

Pre-Flight Planning

Meteorology

Services

Weather radar AIP GEN 3.3

Weather radar data derived from BoM radar sites is displayed at various ATS positions and available to pilots on request, subject to ATS workload. ATS will only provide weather radar information to pilots within 75 nm of the weather radar site and will prefix information with ‘MET RADAR DISPLAY INDICATES…’ Weather radar sites available to ATS are shown in ERSA MET.

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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