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meteological report

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domcheung created the topic: meteological report

Can anyone tell me how far (nm) we need to travel from a departure aerodrome must I get a metrological report before departure.
e.g.. if I am travelling to another aerodrome which is only 20 nm away , do I need to get a metrological report ?
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bobtait replied the topic: meteological report

According to AIP GEN 2.2 (definitions) Page 15, "in the vicinity" means within 10nm of the aerodrome.
According to AIP ENR 1.0 para 1.1, you must get a forecast if you are leaving the vicinity of the aerodrome.
Therefore, any VFR flight of more than 10nm must obtain a forecast, and any IFR flight must obtain a forecast regardless of the distance.
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Richard replied the topic: meteological report

G'day Domcheung,

Bob has already answered your question but I just wanted to highlight there is a difference between a "report" and a "forecast". You mentioned requiring a meteorological "report" but the regs actually require obtaining a meteorological "forecast". It's a trivial point but watch out for it.

Cheers,

Rich
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domcheung replied the topic: meteological report

Thank you Bob and Rich for your quick reply.
The next question I would like to ask is about turbulence
Can you point out the operational significance of mild turbulence and sever turbulence in a weather forecast
I have difficulty in getting it from AIP
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