Constant pressure analysis chart

Discussion in 'Pilot Training' started by rcaligan, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. rcaligan

    rcaligan Pre-Flight

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    (Cross-post from red board).

    I'll admit, being a low-level flyer I've never had a use for this chart, but I need to teach it soon. I'm having a tough time figuring out what useful information this chart gives a pilot. The whole hecto-pascal/millibar/meters thing is throwing me off, too.

    For you more sage teachers & pilots out there, how would you teach this chart to someone earning an instrument rating?
     
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    Skipp,

    Thanks. I'd already looked over the AC and while it gave a lot of information, it seemed rather sterile, so to speak. You can tell it was written by a meteorologist and not a pilot. Plus, the product on aviationweather.gov looks different from what's shown in the AC.

    I'd like to teach it from a pilot's perspective...
    1. This is what it's good for
    2. This is how you get it
    3. This is how you read it
     
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    Scott's got some good info on one use of the CPC in this article:

    http://chesavtraining.com/Articles/Dennstaedt_Blocking.pdf

    Also, from an AOPA weather article:

     
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  5. rcaligan

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    Thanks all! Between the responses posted on here and the red board, I've learned a lot and feel a lot more comfortable.