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    Three simple questions about TAF's and TFR's

    Three simple questions for the EAA forum readers:

    1) How often do you check a TAF before you fly?
    a) Never
    b) Only on long trips
    c) Every time
    d) Once in a while, it depends on my mood

    2) Rank your ability to decode a TAF
    a) I'm an expert
    b) I'm OK.
    c) I stumble through
    d) Right, what's a TAF?

    3) How often do you check TFR's before you fly?
    a) Never
    b) Only on long trips
    c) Every time
    d) Once in a while, it depends on whether someone important is coming to town

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    c. every time
    c. stumble but my wx software translates the TAF into real words
    b. long trips but I get the email TFR notam

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    C. A. C.

    And I make sure my students do it that way, too.

    ETA: I also make sure 1-800-WX-BRIEF is tattooed to the inside of their eyelids...
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    Ummm...

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    C b c

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    1. Every time.
    2. Somewhere between "ok" and "expert"
    3. Every time.
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    Not too difficult

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    1) How often do you check a TAF before you fly?
    c) Every time, though I confess that weather.com is my first check!

    2) Rank your ability to decode a TAF
    a) I'm an expert (big stumbling block in training so I had to learn it through doggedness; now I can't unlearn it)

    3) How often do you check TFR's before you fly?
    b) Only on long trips
    d) Once in a while, it depends on whether someone important is coming to town

    I do mostly local area flying for fun, so it's take off and return!
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    i check weathermeister.com before every flight. flying 300+ hrs a year, you want all the info you can get. this site gives it to you in 'plane' language. you can get a free month to check it out.
    Reported: April 24, 2012 at 7:20 AM
    Valid: April 24, 2012 at 8:00 AM - April 25, 2012 at 8:00 AM
    From 8:00 AM: Wind 300 at 6 kt, Visibility greater than 6 sm, Few 6000' (VFR)

    From 10:00 AM: Wind 330 at 10 gusting to 18 kt, Visibility greater than 6 sm, Clear (VFR)

    From 7:00 PM: Wind Variable at 3 kt, Visibility greater than 6 sm, Clear (VFR)
    Reported: April 24, 2012 at 7:20 AM
    Valid: April 24, 2012 at 8:00 AM - April 25, 2012 at 8:00 AM
    From 8:00 AM: Wind 300 at 4 kt, Visibility greater than 6 sm, Clear (VFR)

    From 10:00 AM: Wind 330 at 10 gusting to 18 kt, Visibility greater than 6 sm, Clear (VFR)

    From 7:00 PM: Wind Variable at 3 kt, Visibility greater than 6 sm, Clear (VFR)
    Reported: April 24, 2012 at 7:20 AM
    Valid: April 24, 2012 at 8:00 AM - April 25, 2012 at 8:00 AM
    From 8:00 AM: Wind 310 at 7 kt, Visibility greater than 6 sm, Clear (VFR)

    From 10:00 AM: Wind 330 at 14 gusting to 20 kt, Visibility greater than 6 sm, Clear (VFR)

    From 8:00 PM: Wind 310 at 3 kt, Visibility greater than 6 sm, Clear (VFR)
    Reported: April 24, 2012 at 7:22 AM
    Valid: April 24, 2012 at 8:00 AM - April 25, 2012 at 8:00 AM
    From 8:00 AM: Wind 330 at 10 kt, Visibility greater than 6 sm, Clear (VFR)

    From 10:00 AM: Wind 350 at 12 gusting to 18 kt, Visibility greater than 6 sm, Clear (VFR)

    From 7:00 PM: Wind 020 at 8 kt, Visibility greater than 6 sm, Clear (VFR)

    From 11:00 PM: Wind 350 at 3 kt, Visibility greater than 6 sm, Clear (VFR)
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