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User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3978 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 9 months 18 hours ago) and read 3575 times:

How do you find out what the weather conditions are like at your destination airport? Today I flew from Memphis to Calgary, when I got to Calgary at about 20-30 miles from the airport the weather was pretty good, so I requested a visual approach but as I got closer to the airport the weather and visibility got worse (I would of never requested the visual approach If I knew the weather would be so bad at the airport)

So I would like to know how to find out what the weather is like 10-15 miles or so from the destination airport, On the ATC window there is no ATIS option when you get away from the starting airport.


Don't give up don't ever give up - Jim Valvano
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User currently offlineCraigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 3537 times:

Strange, I just flew to Calgary and I got the ATIS option 30 miles from the airport.

If you are using real weather, you could look at this site.

http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/current/CYYC.html

Substitute your 4 letter airport code (in capitals) for any international location.

Regards,
Craig.


User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3978 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 3 hours ago) and read 3509 times:

Really?? I never get the ATIS option in the ATC window once I take off from my starting airport.


Don't give up don't ever give up - Jim Valvano
User currently offlineCraigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3501 times:

When I am approaching an airport, I use the SELECT AIRPORT option on ATC.
I select the airport I want, and it gives something like.....

1. Tune xxxx Tower on 123.45
2. Tune xxxx ATIS on 456.78

At Calgary, it gave me this option 30.7nm from the airport.

Are you looking in the same place as me?

Craig.


User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3978 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3498 times:

When your flying IFR you don't get a ATIS option for the destination airport. You do get it for VFR like you described. Almost all of my flying is IFR, so i would like to know how to to out the weather at the destination airport when your flying IRF.


Don't give up don't ever give up - Jim Valvano
User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3476 times:

Well, I suppose you could always look it up, like everyone else does. Ever heard of an A/FD? An approach plate? The ATIS/AWOS/ASOS frequencies will all be there.

Oh, and I never get the ATIS option when I'm airborne, but it's never been a problem, because I look up the frequency.

'Speed


User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3447 times:

Get the ATIS freq ready, tune it when you need it, once finsihed quickly get back to radar.


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User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3397 times:

Or you could just put it into COM 2 and set the radios to receive both.

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