By Heather McNevin
FAASTeam Safety Representative 

Pilot Report Can Aid Fellow Pilots


The pilot report, or PIREP, is an often appreciated bit of information, but how often do you actually submit one? PIREPs are, generally, only useful in a given area and for a small amount of time.

Knowing this information, it is important to send them in often to aid your fellow pilots. It also helps ATC, meteorologists, accident investigators, and more.

The next time you find cloud layers or turbulence, or some lovely smooth air in an otherwise sea of turbulent sky, consider filing a PIREP. It's really simple. If you are talking to ATC already, I'd recommend giving it to them. This does...

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