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Air Reports/Pilot Reports
AIREP (a routine air report), AIREP Special (or ARS, a special air report), and PIREP (pilot report) are reports provided from an aircraft in flight.
An AIREP is a routine report of meteorological conditions made from an aircraft in flight, while an AIREP Special is provided when hazardous meteorological conditions are encountered.
A PIREP is similar to an AIREP Special and is an abbreviated AIREP Special provided by domestic operators in New Zealand whenever weather phenomena of significance or of a hazardous nature are encountered.