How do you read PIREP icing?

Whats included in a PIREP?

The Report

When providing a PIREP, the pilot should strive to be as accurate as possible. Mandatory information includes the location (normally reference a navigation aid or fix, the time, the altitude and the aircraft type followed by a description of the hazard.

What does NEG mean in a PIREP?

NEG – No Icing. ABV – Above. BLO – Below. Trace – Ice becomes perceptible.

How long is a PIREP valid for?

How long is a PIREP valid? Operationally about 5 – 10 min. The weather is dynamic.

What is the code for an urgent PIREP?

UUA: Urgent.

Severe or extreme turbulence (including clear air turbulence) Severe icing. Hail. Low-Level Windshear (LLWS) which is defined as fluctuations of more than 10 kts of airspeed.

What does OV mean in PIREP?

/OV HYK220030- OV represents the location or position that you are that you are making the PIREP from/over. A NAVAID or an airport using the 3 or 4 letter identifier is used to represent the location. In this example, the Lexington VOR identifier is HYK.

What does UA mean PIREP?

UA = Upper Air. A PIREP is a form of Upper Air observation.

What is the difference between PIREP and Airep?

An AIREP is a routine, often automated report of in-flight weather conditions such as wind and temperature. A PIREP is reported by a pilot to indicate encounters of hazardous weather such as icing or turbulence. Both are transmitted in real-time via radio to a ground station.

When should I issue PIREP?

FAA air traffic facilities are required to solicit PIREPs when the following conditions are reported or forecast: Ceilings at or below 5,000′ Visibility at or below 5 miles (surface or aloft) Thunderstorms and related phenomena.

What does Airmet stand for?

An AIRMET (AIRman’s METeorological Information) advises of weather that maybe hazardous, other than convective activity, to single engine, other light aircraft, and Visual Flight Rule (VFR) pilots.

What does Airep stand for?

AIREP. Accreditation of International Real Estate Professionals. Copyright 1988-2018, All rights reserved.

What does METAR stand for?

Aviation Routine Weather Report
METAR is the international standard code format for hourly surface weather observations which is analogous to the SA coding currently used in the US. The acronym roughly translates from French as Aviation Routine Weather Report.

How do you give a PIREP?

PIREPs only need to contain the following five elements: Location, altitude, time, type of aircraft, and an observation. Where were you when you saw this weather, what time was it, and what’d you see. It’s that easy! You can report location any number of ways.