Quiz: How Much Basic Weather Theory Do You Know?

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There is one constant in aviation that affects every flight, no matter if you’re flying as a student pilot in the practice area or flying for the airlines from coast to coast – the weather. Developing a sound knowledge of weather theory is critical in the early phases of flight training to assist with making the important go/no-go decision. Take our latest quiz and test your knowledge on the fundamentals of weather theory.

What is meant by the term "dewpoint?"
What is meant by the term
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One weather phenomenon which will always occur when flying across a front is a change in the
One weather phenomenon which will always occur when flying across a front is a change in the
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The suffix "nimbus," used in naming clouds, means
The suffix
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What measurement can be used to determine the stability of the atmosphere?
What measurement can be used to determine the stability of the atmosphere?
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Steady precipitation preceding a front is an indication of
Steady precipitation preceding a front is an indication of
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Coming from an aviation family, John grew up in the back of small airplanes and learned to fly as a teenager. Ever since, he has been hooked on anything with wings and regularly flies a Citabria, a Pilatus PC-12 and a Robinson R44 helicopter. He is an ATP and also holds ratings for multiengine, seaplanes, gliders, and helicopters. In addition to being Editor-in-Chief of Air Facts, John is a Vice President at Sporty’s Pilot Shop, responsible for new product development and marketing.