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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

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