Jax Winds Aloft report for 18,000ft “781245” Say what? How the heck do I decode that? Sometimes as a pilot I feel like a medical coder. Or better yet my wife who codes PHP (web-based programming language) for a living and tries to explain it all to me.
Yet I guess we’re all guilty of having our own language in aviation. METAR’s TAF’s and now i’m showing you how to decode FD’s that’s a fancy way of saying Winds and Temperature Aloft Forecast.
The only problem with our fancy aviation language… It seems like each chart, table, and text shares a lot of differences with some of the other stuff. However they do share some commonalities as well.
Anyways I’m done rambling lets cut to the video