Video tip: Understanding Pilot Reports (PIREPs)


Understanding certain critical weather information only available from airborne pilot reports (PIREPs) can help you avoid potential inflight hazards like turbulence and icing. Learning about PIREPS will allow you to obtain and contribute recent weather information and be a safer, well-rounded pilot.

The video clip below is from Sporty’s complete Learn to Fly Course.

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Bret is vice president and senior flight instructor for Sporty's Academy. In addition to Bret's teaching responsibilities, Bret leads Sporty's video production and app development team and serves as editor of the popular iPad Pilot News online journal. As an airline transport pilot, Bret is a senior captain in Sporty's corporate flight department.