PIREPS are one of the most useful kinds of weather reports. Can you read all 6 of these?


  1. 1) What is the temperature in this pilot report?

    The temp group starts with “TA”, and “M10” means -10C.

    The temp group starts with “TA”, and “M10” means -10C.

  2. 2) Where was the chop reported?

    BTG is the referenced VOR, and the aircraft’s position is on the 010 radial at 30 DME.

    BTG is the referenced VOR, and the aircraft’s position is on the 010 radial at 30 DME.

  3. 3) What altitude did the King Air 90 report this PIREP at?

    “FLUNKN” means flight level unknown.

    “FLUNKN” means flight level unknown.

  4. 4) What was the visibility in this PIREP?

    FV03SM means 3 statute miles visibility.

    FV03SM means 3 statute miles visibility.

  5. 5) What are the sky conditions at 6,000 feet?

    There is an overcast later from 2600′ to 4800′. Above that, “SKC” means skies clear.

    There is an overcast later from 2600′ to 4800′. Above that, “SKC” means skies clear.

  6. 6) Where is the overcast layer in relation to this Cessna 182?

    In the remarks, “RM”, the overcast layer is to the south west.

    In the remarks, “RM”, the overcast layer is to the south west.

Not bad, but you need to study your PIREPS…

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