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Radar Knowledge

Kaman

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Operating radar is a skill-set that needs to be properly taught, and refined through operational experience..."see, if we can get 30 right for weather...What weather? The lines of weather on the radar!!! Adjust the tilt up to 0...what happened? You were painting the Appalachians, sir. Do yourself a favor turn on the EGPWS and then look at the radar, tell me what you see...Better yet, switch to MAP and tell me what you see with your original tilt setting...hmmmmm...Not their fault...ZERO training and about 1/2 the Captains are clueless with radar also. I don't consider myself an expert, but I am a military trained airborne radar operator, so draw your own conclusions about my knowledge and proficiency on optimal radar use. MORE importantly, everyone can and should learn how, and it just takes a little reading and practical experience and you will cease weather deviation for CLE:)
 

Flyer1015

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I had one guy ask me to request a deviation around "a lot of that green up ahead" (he pointed to his Nav Display). I replied, "you have Terrain on ND" on.


Not even joking.
 

Dumb Pilot

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Well. At night is a leetle different.
Even at night you can see quite a bit out the window and get a LOT of information on WX, unless you are one of those idiots that has the "light override" switch on all the time UGHRRR.....! :angryfire
 

maru657

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I saw this during the 90's while jumpseating an American 767 into Dallas. The two college educated pilots had no idea how to use a radar.
 
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