METARs and TAFs Advanced

Check out the video above and take notes on some of the more advanced codes and abbreviations used in METARs and TAFs. Below are all the codes you could ever hope to encounter.  There is absolutley no need to ever memorize all of these.  Just have a rough idea what they are, that they do… Continue reading METARs and TAFs Advanced


Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts TAFs have similar coding to METARs.  Some important facts to REMEMBER about TAFs: Cover an area with a 5nm radius from the center of the aerodrome (airport) Valid for 24 or 30 hours Issued 4 times daily (every 6 hours) Here is an example TAF in plain coded text and decoded text:… Continue reading TAFs