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Practical Risk Management For Weather

Online single subject Take-Off Course

How to make the right weather decisions quickly and with confidence.

Aviation weather related accidents cause, by far, the highest level of fatalities. That's because weather flying, VFR or IFR, places the greatest demands on a pilot. More than any other risk factor in flight, changing weather frequently requires pilots to alter their plans—and weather especially requires proactive, rather than reactive, safety management.
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59 minutes
$49

Weather is unforgiving. It can kill you and the people you love. And, the sad ... truly tragic fact is that every weather-related accident could have been avoided ... every single one!
 
If you're like most pilots, weather decisions are not always easy. Should I go? ... What if the weather changes? ... How will I know if the weather changes? ... What are the risks? ... are common questions that many pilots have difficulty answering.
 
Manage Weather Risks
This aviation weather course for pilots, even though it is titled Practical Risk Management For Weather, it is not about the weather itself.

What this course is about is managing the risks associated with weather and its constantly changing reality. It's about understanding your options ... and recognizing them quickly so you can make the right decisions, in a timely manner.

Using the Practical Risk Management CARE and PAVE checklists, you'll learn techniques for making specific weather decisions so you can plan and fly with confidence.
 
  • How to manage risks in poor weather
  • What the risks really are
  • Defining your personal weather minimums
  • Using 'Conservatism Without Guilt'
  • Safe flying in haze
  • Approaches to minimums ... YOUR minimums
  • Risks associated with VFR weather flying
  • Risks associated with IFR weather flying
  • The slippery bridge between VFR and IFR weather flying
  • What your autopilot means to your weather decisions
  • Day versus night weather flying
  • What role your aircraft performance plays in your weather decisions
  • Strategies for getting and interpreting weather information
  • Terrain and weather considerations
  • Weather-related workload reduction strategies
  • What radar means to your weather planning
  • Weather changes: how to anticipate them and what they mean
  • Weather consequences beyond the obvious
  • Choosing new alternatives
  • Plus hundreds of never before published weather specific tips
 
Become Proactive About Weather Rick Management
When you complete Practical Risk Management For Weather, you'll make weather decisions with greater confidence. Rather than having the weather act on you, you'll be ahead of the weather and what it means to your flying. As a result, you'll have more opportunity to fly ... with less stress ... and your flying will be smarter, safer and more fun!
 
 
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  1. What are the system requirements for this course?
    Any device with an Internet browser and broadband Internet connection.
  2. Can I use my smartphone to view the course materials?
    Apple iPhone and iPad
    We recommend using the Safari browser.
    Free bonus! You can download your lessons and take them later on an iPad or iPhone—even when not connected to the Internet. The free King Schools Companion app allows you to view and complete lessons in your course when no Internet connection is available. The app will automatically sync progress between all of your devices when your iOS device returns online. The free app is available through the iTunes App Store by searching for "King Schools Companion."

    Follow the steps below to access your courses on your iOS device offline:
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    • Download the King Schools Companion app through the iTunes App Store onto your iOS device while you are connected to the Internet.
    • Once your course(s) have finished loading, you can start studying offline!
    Android
    Your course is compatible with the Google Chrome browser on your Android device. The Chrome browser is available for free download from the Google Play Store by searching for "Chrome".
  3. How much time will it take to complete the course?
    King Schools courses are self-paced so completion time will vary from person to person. The video running time for this course is 59 minutes.
  4. What if I have a question? Is there a CFI available?
    If you still have a question about your course, you can call us during our normal business hours at 800-854-1001 or +1 858 541-2200. You can also email us at custserv@kingschools.com - We have a full staff of pilots and flight instructors available to answer your questions. Please be aware that it may take 24-48 hours to respond to an email so please call us if you need immediate attention. Of course, when you take a King Schools course, it's like having a flight instructor with your 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can review the material as often as you like at any time. Sometimes, you may want to review a video segment a couple of times.
  5. How do I access my course completion certificate?
    Once you have completed all the lessons, you'll be able to print out your completion certificate. Click on the Course Complete icon on the main menu of the course to receive your certificate.
  6. Can I still access the online course material after I complete the course?
    You have lifetime access to your online pilot skill course.
  7. How do I get my WINGS credit for taking the course?
    Just make sure the email address in your King Schools iLearn account matches your WINGS account. We will automatically grant WINGS credit when you complete the course. For more information, click here.
  8. Now that I finished the course, what´s next? Consider purchasing another pilot skill course or pursuing another pilot certification or rating; King Schools will help make it easy and fun!

PRACTICAL RISK MANAGEMENT
User friendly
Danny O. 05/12/2021
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Excellent information
Excellent information about risk management. If you follow this videos advice you will be a safer pilot.
James H. 11/27/2020
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Course Completion Review
Great
Joseph R. 10/04/2020
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Fantastic
Great job of getting the point across with very informative videos and lectures.
Kelvin M. 10/04/2020
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Great
Great course
barry y. 08/05/2020
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Well done
Typically well done course by the Kings.
THOMAS C. 07/06/2020
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Well done
Typically well done course by the Kings.
THOMAS C. 07/06/2020
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Wx Risk Management
Good website easy to navigate
Scott M. 05/09/2020
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Wx Risk Management
Good website easy to navigate
Scott M. 05/09/2020
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Course Completion Review
good info
Karen S. 04/30/2020
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Course Completion Review
good info
Karen S. 04/30/2020
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Outstanding review of weather
Superb review of weather and its consequences. Excellent tools for reducing flight risk.
Victor V. 03/28/2020
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Outstanding review of weather
Superb review of weather and its consequences. Excellent tools for reducing flight risk.
Victor V. 03/28/2020
Practical Risk Management For Weather
pleased!
so for the courses are easy to understand and the friendliness of Mr and Mrs King make it fun
David M. 03/08/2020
Practical Risk Management For Weather
pleased!
so for the courses are easy to understand and the friendliness of Mr and Mrs King make it fun
David M. 03/08/2020
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Course Completion Review
good site good info
Steven M. 02/23/2020
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Course Completion Review
good site good info
Steven M. 02/23/2020
Practical Risk Management For Weather
risk mitigation explained
John and Martha use my favorite risk management acronym, PAVE.  I like how they incorporate the CARE check list into the planning to make the flight safer.
John L. 01/18/2020
Practical Risk Management For Weather
risk mitigation explained
John and Martha use my favorite risk management acronym, PAVE.  I like how they incorporate the CARE check list into the planning to make the flight safer.
John L. 01/18/2020
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Course Completion Review
Very well organized and presented!
Raymond J. 10/19/2019
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Great
Great
Gus G. 08/07/2019
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Course Completion Review
Very great information.
Brandon L. 05/29/2019
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Good Reminders
Good review and items to reflect and remember when flying in general aviation aircraft.
Joseph M. 05/27/2019
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Exhaustive & Detailed!
Very insightful for VFR and IFR pilots alike.
Frank C. 04/08/2019
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Repackaged
The PAVE and IMSAFE checklists were central to this course.  Those checklists appear frequently elsewhere and at no cost.  While the course presented the checklists and some additional information well, I hoped for more new information.
Keith B. 02/09/2019
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Great work John and Martha
Really great information for your continuing education. This is a necessity for pilots wanting to better their skill level.
C A. 02/08/2019
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Course Completion Review
Spectacular
Siddhesh S. 12/14/2018
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Awesome!
Very educational!
Ossie A. 11/11/2018
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Very helpful
Great data for safety
Michael D. 09/18/2018
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Course Completion Review
Great Information
Matthew L. 06/03/2018
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Total agreement
I’ve known pilots that didn’t follow this very important advice.
Troy E. 05/26/2018
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Awesome videos pilot
PAVE, IMSAFE, and CARE should be shared and used by all  pilots. Great presentation.
Michael M. 05/10/2018
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Risk management
Very in-depth information touching on risk factors of flying.
Joey M. 04/07/2018
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Great Online Course!
Just the right length and right knowledge for it!
Troy H. 01/30/2018
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Good Tips
Good tips for risk management of weather.
Shawn W. 01/10/2018
Practical Risk Management For Weather
great
John and Martha explain risk management as it applies to weather in a way that makes the materialrelevNg and immediately applicable.
Julio M. 01/04/2018
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Very informative
I like the direction this course takes which is basically be cautious when it comes to weather. -With Anachronyms that are easy to remember
Jonathan H. 12/25/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Course Completion Review
Topics current, videos a little dated
Gary M. 12/22/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
informative
Its good to understand that the weather is always changing and so should your flight plan.
Paul T. 12/17/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Nice review.
Concise review of key factors pertaining to risk management in weather flying.
Patrick M. 12/15/2017
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Course Completion Review
I really appreciate that they speak clearly and slowly. It is easy to take it all in.
Lauren H. 12/11/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
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Great
Charles S. 11/30/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Course Completion Review
could be more straight forward
John P. 11/14/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Course Review
Definitely gained more knowledge on how to prepare for Weather changes before flight, during and after!
Shelbea Y. 10/29/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Great
Great
Rene T. 10/19/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Excellent
Wonderful explanation with visual.
Albert S. 09/17/2017
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Course Completion Review
Excellent course
Darrel D. 09/06/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Excellent
Excellent
Roger W. 09/03/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Risk Mgt Weather
Very good course.  Explained clearly
Darrel D. 08/30/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Course Completion Review
Easy viewing and memory tool for PAVE and CARE risk check lists.
William P. 08/22/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Excellent refresher
I am a professional jet pilot and the information provided was exactly what I needed to get back to the basics. I believe it will make all pilots safer.
Samuel L. 08/13/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Really Good
All of the essentials without getting bogged down in science.
Vincent N. 08/11/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Overall clear lectures
informative videos, very simple pneumonic devices
Toby K. 08/10/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Simple and Easy to Understand
Easy to follow and nice to be able to redo.
Kurt D. 08/03/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
An Ounce of Prevention
A thought provoking look at your greatest asset and worst enemy when it comes to weather - you, the pilot!
John O. 07/05/2017
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na
Garett T. 06/17/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
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Is an excellent tool, it helped me to take into account that I have to measure the consequences of my actions in the cockpit
Oneill M. 06/09/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Course Completion Review
Great videos
Christian N. 06/06/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Course Completion Review
Good review on wx & judgment.
BRADLEY D. 06/03/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Short and to the point
This is an excellent way to quickly flow through the required knowledge with great tips for retention.
Tim K. 06/02/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Risk Management
By following these steps one is sure to have a safe flight.
Justin E. 05/21/2017
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Course Completion Review
Enjoyable and insightful.
Matthew J. 05/05/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Update
Very good. The training needs be updated due to Flight Watch no longer available. It is now Flight Service 122.2
Idalo C. 04/29/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Thanks for the extra CARE
Always looking for better ways to "Stay out of the Trees!"  This course will help you do just that
Gary C. 04/27/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Risk
Another great course
Mitchell M. 04/25/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
practical risk management for
common sense may not be so common
Nelson K. 04/11/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
good information
Very good course
Bernard H. 04/11/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Practical Risk Management Revi
It was ok. Thought it was a little slow but that could be my system or the internet. Generally, content was good.
Michael F. 03/21/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Overall Good Course
Needs a bit more detailed information.
Derek H. 02/20/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Course Completion Review
Excellent overall review of risk factor in weather flying.  However, Flight Watch is no longer available.  And, there is no mention of use of ADS-B in data, I-pads, etc. in risk management.
Fred A. 02/13/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Great Review
Great Refresher
Harold W. 02/02/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Landings aren't optional...
Great course on risk management!
Jacob C. 01/17/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
great refresh
I'm a new private pilot with 80 hours....i pick up something each time i watch one of these courses.
Benjamin W. 01/08/2017
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Course Completion Review
works great
Matthew B. 01/07/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Excellent
Great presentation
Ignacio R. 01/06/2017
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Good Course For Weather Risks
Great course, instructors seem very knowledgeable on various risk factors in relation to weather and personal external pressures.
Michael M. 12/26/2016
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Important stuff to remember
A lot of important stuff to remember when calculating risk from a very real perspective.
Scott U. 12/25/2016
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Flying Right!
I viewed the Practical Risk Management For Weather Course as my FIRST lesson/review.  I was unsure what to expect.  I found the lesson to be easily understood and applicable to safe flying.  I am looking forward to continuing with my Commercial Course.
Kevin P. 12/22/2016
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Great!
Jay G. 12/13/2016
Practical Risk Management For Weather
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really enjoy all classes
Dallas S. 12/13/2016
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Thank you
I have a better understanding now.
Robert S. 12/08/2016
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Good overview.
Page navigation could be improved and too much commercialism.
Arturo R. 12/08/2016
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Wings Credit
easy to use
Louis D. 12/05/2016
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Great Course
I am really enjoying your course, very helpful, very useful
Joshua Z. 11/29/2016
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Course Completion Review
I like it
Saoud A. 11/26/2016
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Very helpful
This course is very good reminder who important it is to pay attention to weather and all the factors that can play role in making a smart decision.
Veronika B. 11/15/2016
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Course Completion Review
Excellent course. I like the way it's broke down into multiple sections.
Thomas P. 11/14/2016
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Weather's the Thing
If you want to enjoy your flights in the air, be sure to PAVE your way through the weather. This course confirms what you know and reinforces good habits.
Dana G. 11/12/2016
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Thanks for this revealing cour
Very interesting topic .
Luis B. 10/23/2016
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Risk Management for Weather
Very Informative I love the Kings
Preston S. 10/04/2016
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Good Course
King Schools video's are always easy to follow and educational when you pay attention.
Kirk B. 08/06/2016
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Risk & Weather
Good rules to fly by!
Paul B. 07/25/2016
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Good review
Appreciate the products
Ricky R. 07/22/2016
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Course Completion Review
Very informative
Daniel D. 05/24/2016
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Weather risk management
I enjoyed it very much.  It felt like I was sitting in the class room.
Jerry K. 05/14/2016
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Great Message Well Delivered
Useful anecdotes / sea stories add color to the important messages in this course
Edmond T. 04/16/2016
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Always learning something new
Excellent overview of weather risks and how to avoid
Matthew H. 04/15/2016
Practical Risk Management For Weather
to consider or not to fly
A MUST before your first and each following  'cleared for T/O'  of your flying career...............W. M. Bretscher
wilfried m. 03/10/2016
Practical Risk Management For Weather
OK Review
Course is somewhat outdated.
OK R. 01/21/2016
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Great refresher
Great review for pilots both old or new.  Practical vs Theoretical
Great r. 01/12/2016
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Great course
Great course using CARE and PAVE as valuable tools
Jonathon H. 01/03/2016
Practical Risk Management For Weather
5 stars
always helpful info
5 s. 01/02/2016
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Great Lesson on Practical Judg
This is a great lesson on how to think a head and plan for a safe trip.
Great L. 12/31/2015
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Good Course
Good Course
Good C. 12/29/2015
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Awesome
That is the coolest teachers ive ever had. It was knowledgeful and really interesting to hear them teach . I hace the acrinym stuck in my head which is good. Its going to stick for a while.. Care.. Thanks ladies and gentlemen.
Moises G. 12/25/2015
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Risk Management for Weather.
Brief- A bit outdated for certain, but an informative course
Thomas H. 12/22/2015
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Great Product
This was a very helpful and informative course.
Jonathan B. 12/19/2015
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Nice risk discussion
Excellent discussion of risk management for weather.
David K. 12/14/2015
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Great summary class!!
This explained the need for understanding the weather and how quickly it can change!
Great s. 11/27/2015
Practical Risk Management For Weather
review
easy to navigate to get to the courses
Margo P. 11/09/2015
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Coping w/ weather risks.
Excellent scenarios and dealing with multitude of accumulating risk factors in flight.
William P. 11/05/2015
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Good Review
Good review for GA pilots.
morgan p. 10/21/2015
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Student
Just starting out and found your website very informative and easy to navigate and understand
Frank T. 10/20/2015
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Nice use of acronyms
Nice use of acronyms for remembering!
Nice u. 10/19/2015
Practical Risk Management For Weather
YOU already KNOW; now USE
Goes through the PAVE and CARE checklist using examples of how they can be used effectively in real flying situations to effectively manage risks.
Dana G. 10/12/2015
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Old video - was expecting
was expecting something more recent.   Perhaps the basic guidelines have not changed much since 2004 but technology and resource available certainly did and would be helpful to gain knowledge and insights into these.
Old v. 10/05/2015
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GOOD
10/03/2015
Practical Risk Management For Weather
This is a very good tool
I'm glad I spent the money on this course.
Joseph H. 07/21/2015
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Greg E. 07/20/2015
Practical Risk Management For Weather
Not a User
Really not a user of your website since only reason on-line class due to non delivery of DVD by USPS Priority mail.  ilearn worked very well.
Harry S. 04/16/2015
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