Weather

"The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests." Epictetus

Pilots also know that surmounting stupidity is knowing when to stay on the ground." VFC Instructors

WX Briefings & Flight Plans: Call 1-866-WX-BRIEF (992-7433)

Weather Information:

NAV Canada Aviation Weather Website: This is the primary Canadian Aviation Weather Resource pilots go to when preparing to fly within Canadian Airspace. 

NAV Canada Satellite Imagery: Satellite Imagery provides pilots with cloud information. Where are they? How are they moving over time? Animated (moving) Satellite Imagery Maps are usually updated in 3 hours increments.  GOES Satellite Imagery shows you where the clouds are from a Geostationary Satellite (top down view). It does not show cloud tops, layers or bottoms. Talk to Flight Services for that.

Environment Canada Weather Radar ImageryRadar Imagery provides pilots with "big picture" precipitation information. How much water is in the air? Where is it? All the Information comes from Radar Sites on the ground.

Environment Canada Weather Quick View: 7-day Forecast

American Aviation Weather: NOAA / Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) USA - The Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) makes available to the US and Canadian Aviation Community; text, digital and graphical forecasts, analyses, and observations of aviation-related weather variables. This is the "no cost site" when you are planning to fly in the USA.

ADDS Satellite Visible Moving Map: NOAA / Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) USA - VIS (Visible) Imagery is depicted by showing the area that clouds occupy. This is a black and white moving map depiction of clouds as they move over a 3 hour time period. Most parts of Canada are also seen.

Victoria Weather Quick View: A comprehensive, quick look at Victoria, BC Weather, including Current Day, Five Day and Two Week Forecasts. If you're trying to think ahead for your next flight at the VFC, this is a good site when you just want to take a quick look at what's happening over the next two weeks.