Aviation Weather

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Weather Quizzes & Trivia

Flying an airplane is a fun but not so easy task as you have the life of your passengers in your hands. Extreme weather conditions make flying much more difficult. How conversant are you with the weather and its effects on aviation? Take up this quiz and find out. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
  • 2. 
    The two types of barometers are _________ and _________. Which one is used in aviation?
  • 3. 
    Winds near the ground tend to spiral _________ into a cyclone and _________ out of an anticyclone.
  • 4. 
  • 5. 
    List three items and two visibility items for stable air.
  • 6. 
    List three items and two visibility items for unstable air.
  • 7. 
    Stability of an airmass is __________ by heating it from below.
  • 8. 
    Dewpoint is extremely useful is prediction of __________, ___________, and _________.
  • 9. 
    The three requirements for cloud formation are _____________, ____________, and __________.
  • 10. 
    List the cloud amount sky cover chart.
  • 11. 
    We are getting ready to fly. The weather report is telling us that the clouds are SCT at 800 ft and BKN at 900 ft and the visibility is 2.5 miles. What are the flight rules that apply?
  • 12. 
    Now we are flying again the next day. This the time the clouds are FEW at 2500 ft and SCT at 3100 ft, and the visibility is 12 miles. What are the flight rules that apply?
  • 13. 
    Name the first family of clouds and list the clouds and their abbreviations in it.
  • 14. 
    Name the 2nd cloud family and the clouds with their abbreviations in it.
  • 15. 
    Name the 3rd cloud family and give the names and abbreviations of the clouds in it.
  • 16. 
    Name the last cloud family and give the names and abbreviations of the clouds in it.
  • 17. 
    Clouds are caused by __________, ___________, __________, and ____________.
  • 18. 
    List the items required in a sky condition report.
  • 19. 
    A ceiling is defined as the height above the earth's surface of the __________ layer of clouds reported as __________ or _________.
  • 20. 
    Name the type of precipitation, abbreviation, and symbol of the following. Format: Name (Abbrev), symbol is a ______
  • 21. 
    Distinguished by very small droplets, associated with fog and low stratus.
  • 22. 
    Large droplets which fall faster and at a relatively steady rate.
  • 23. 
    Transparent globular solid grains of ice that are formed from freezing of rain drops before they reach the ground.
  • 24. 
    Precipitation composed of ice crystals.
  • 25. 
    Refers to liquid precipitation that starts, changes intensity, and stops suddenly.
  • 26. 
    Precipitation composed of ice crystals that starts, changes intensity, and stops suddenly
  • 27. 
    Very small water droplets that freeze on contact with the ground.
  • 28. 
    Large droplets that freeze on contact with the ground.
  • 29. 
    Precipitation in the form of balls or irregular lumps of >0.2 inches
  • 30. 
    A cold front is represented by:
  • 31. 
    A warm front is represented by:
  • 32. 
    Occluded front
  • 33. 
    A stationary front is represented by:
  • 34. 
    A trough is represented by:
  • 35. 
    (This and the following questions are in the matching section of the test)What is a ridge?
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  • 42. 
    Describe mechanical turbulence.
  • 43. 
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  • 45. 
  • 46. 
    A "high" is...
  • 47. 
    A "low" is...
  • 48. 
  • 49. 
    What is a squall?
  • 50. 
  • 51. 
    Surface friction (answer is kind of weird, but it's matching, so yeah.)
  • 52. 
  • 53. 
    Front? (stupid matching answer)
  • 54. 
  • 55. 
    Melting-
  • 56. 
    Sublimation-
  • 57. 
    Deposition-
  • 58.