Open main menu
The cover illustration of Aviation Weather, Advisory Circular 00-6A (1975).

Provides an up-to-date and expanded text for pilots and other flight operations personnel whose interest in meteorology is primarily in its application to flying.

This version is based on PDFs available from the FAA.gov Web site: AC 00-6A - Aviation Weather For Pilots and Flight Operations Personnel.

Published by:

  • Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Flight Standards Service
  • Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service

For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402

Editorial Note: Figures 137 through 139 and 142 on pages 160, 161, and 165 have been rearranged to align with their proper legends. Corresponding corrections have been made in the Contents, page XII.

Editorial Note (9/82): Figures 137 through 139 on pages 160 and 161 have been rearranged in order to flow in proper sequence with the text. Corresponding corrections have been made in the Contents, page XII.

Front Matter

  1. Preface
  2. Introduction
  3. List of Illustrations

Part One: What You Should Know About Weather

  1. The Earth's Atmosphere
  2. Temperature
  3. Atmospheric Pressure and Altimetry
  4. Wind
  5. Moisture, Cloud Formation, and Precipitation
  6. Stable and Unstable Air
  7. Clouds
  8. Air Masses and Fronts
  9. Turbulence
  10. Icing
  11. Thunderstorms
  12. Common IFR Producers

Part Two: Over and Beyond

  1. High Altitude Weather
  2. Arctic Weather
  3. Tropical Weather
  4. Soaring Weather

Back Matter

  1. Glossary of Weather Terms
  2. Index