On the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft General (UAG) Aeronautical Knowledge Test, you may be asked to interpret an Aviation Routine Weather, or METAR report.
An Aviation Routine Weather Report (METAR) is an observation of current surface weather reported in a standard international format. METARs are issued hourly unless significant weather changes have occurred. A special METAR (SPECI) can be issued at any interval between routine METAR reports.
We cover METAR reports in our Drone Pilot Ground School curriculum, specifically in the Aviation Weather Information Sources lecture. Here’s a custom illustration we built to help teach this concept:
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