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 Aviation Forecasting Centres (AFC) on the following telephone numbers:

QLD—North

07 3239 8721

QLD—South

07 3229 1854

NT

08 8920 3814

WA—North

08 9263 2259

WA—South

08 9263 2255

NSW

02 9296 1527

VIC

03 9669 4850

TAS

03 6221 2026

SA

08 8366 2617

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 TAFsco.

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New rules come into effect from 2 December 2021 that cover the general operating and flight rules. We are currently updating this guide to reflect the new rules. A new version will be available to download from 2 December.
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