Letters from our readers
I totally agree with the writers in the August Inbox. Learning about weather is a continual process. I also agree that weather symbology, charts and information can be simplified. In this day of computer-driven weather reports, the FAA makes it extremely hard for beginning pilots. As a former ground instructor for a major flight school, I can safely say that weather and the associated tests for the private pilot exam and the instrument exam are unnecessarily complicated. AOPA and other organizations should get behind a weather simplification program and present it to the FAA. I do not encourage dumbing down the process, but pilots need help with weather topics, and tests should enter the 21st century.
Jame L. Hibbert via email