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  • JATO Aviation Rubyhill Building 550 Airway Blvd
  • Livermore, CA 94551
  • usa


This fantastic weather seminar, presented by Bill Frank, will cover Inflight Weather Tactics. Bill presents a wealth of practical information coupled with incredible in-flight footage.

Inflight Weather Tactics

As our aircraft capabilities continue to expand, so do our missions. Whether it’s a 100 mile jaunt for that $100 hamburger, or an 800 mile journey to visit friends or relatives, our chances of encountering significant weather enroute expands correspondingly the further we venture from our home base. Planned or unplanned weather encounters challenge our pilot skills and judgment. The Weather Tactics seminar provides the pilot with practical knowledge to deal with enroute weather. The course focus is on thunderstorms and icing. Included in the discussion is some basic meteorology to better understand what you are dealing with and how to better assess the associated risks. The bulk of the course reviews general and tactical strategies for staying safe in these two environmental threats. Included is a generous section on properly interpreting NEXRAD information. Pilots completing the course should come away with an increased respect for thunderstorms and icing as well as a broadened knowledge base for dealing with inadvertent severe weather encounters. 


Bill Frank is a graduate of the Air Force Academy where he began his aviation career in 1973. His passion is with teaching and he has been instructing for over 35 years. Helping new pilots transition to high performance and complex aircraft including multiengine and turbine aircraft, Bill is fluent in Garmin, Avidyne and Aspen systems and their various iterations. He has published over 30 articles on aviation safety, risk management, mountain flying, and weather topics. A frequent public speaker, his Weather Tactics seminars are presented to pilot groups across the country and overseas. Bill carries an Airline Transport Pilot rating with several type ratings. He currently owns and operates Aeromax Flight Services in partnership with Progressive Aviation. Bill is fortunate enough to operate an Aerostar 700P, which he flies for both business and pleasure.

Sponsor: JATO Aviation is the Bay Area's Platinum Cirrus Training Center, with four Bay Area locations (SQL, PAO, OAK, and LVK). We provide monthly safety seminars as well as specialized training in most Technically Advanced Aircraft. Our 2014 safety focus is on automation "best practices" with an emphasis on Human Factors. 

Equal Access Information:

The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.

Credit Applicability:

1  Credit for Basic Knowledge