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Navigation Weather Workbook

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Published: Army Air Forces Instructors' School (Navigator), Selman Field, Monroe, Louisiana, August 1944

This was a workbook used during a training course on weather at the San Marcos Army Air Field Navigation School near San Marcos, Texas. It was used in conjunction with Air Force Manual Number 6, "Weather for Aircrew Trainees." The sections in this workbook correspond to pages covered in that manual. Even in the absence of that manual, the workbook explains and summarizes many interesting weather topics. Since it is a workbook, it includes hand-written notes and answers to some questions, which may not necessarily be correct.

From the Preface: The claim that it is important for you as a navigator to learn navigation weather is an understatement. The truth is, you must learn it. That's where this workbook comes in. By conscientiously filling in its pages you learn weather, and what is even more important, what the navigator does about it. Moreover, you end up with a handy guide for future reference. Therefore, tackle the job as it should be tackled.......with interest and enthusiasm!


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  • Selman Field; Monroe, Louisiana, USA (9 items)
  • Ellington Field; Ellington, Texas, USA (25 items)
  • Hondo Army Air Field; Hondo, Texas, USA (34 items)
  • San Marcos Army Air Field; San Marcos, Texas, USA (12 items)

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Added: October 01, 2009

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This is the complete document. Due to its large size, you can view/download this document in the following separate sections, depending on your interests.

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Front cover, preface, table of contents, introduction, and back cover.

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000199-01-02.pdf

This is approximately the first half of the workbook, covering these topics:

Introduction to Navigation Weather
Introduction to Synoptic Weather Map
Introduction to Vertical Cross Section
Pibal Reports and Winds Aloft charts
Elements of Hourly Weather Reports
Reporting the Weather
Use of Weather Service and Introduction to AAF Weather Facilities
Temperature Effects
Winds and Pressure
Vertical Currents
Clouds
Air Masses

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000199-01-03.pdf

This is approximately the second half of the workbook, covering these topics:

Fronts
Navigation Weather Flight Problem
Practical Concepts of Ice Formation
Flying Conditions in Icing Areas
Types of Fog and Their Formation
Flying Conditions Associated with Fog
Introduction to Thunderstorms
Developmnet and Characteristics of Thunderstorms
Flying Conditions in Thunderstorm Areas
Tropical Cyclones
Partial List of Station Call Letters

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Fold-out pages from throughout the workbook. Weather maps and tables.

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[1] Mike Voisin (01-Oct-2009 11:00 AM)

This book belonged to my father, Second Lieutenant John E. Voisin, who was trained as a navigator at San Marcos Army Air Field near San Marcos, Texas.

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