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8.2 Decode Domestic Meteorological Reports and Forecasts

8.2.2 Demonstrate how to access aviation meteorological information for New Zealand through the gopreflight internet website.


Meteorological products and services for civil aviation in New Zealand can only be provided by organisations certificated to do so by the CAA.

The CAA is the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Meteorological Authority in New Zealand, and, as such, has an arrangement for MetService to carry out the operational requirements prescribed in ICAO Annex 3, Meteorological Service for International Air Navigation.

Aeropath, a subsidiary of Airways, and MetService have joined forces to develop a one-stop platform called PreFlight to better support the needs of pilots throughout New Zealand. 

The PreFlight platform provides the aviation sector with both safety critical weather and aeronautical information required for commercial and recreational pilots. 
The information is provided by MetService and Aeropath.

Sources of Met information

Specific aviation Met briefings are available from the following source:

To see more, you must subscribe for licence "PPL" or sesssion "Meteorology"