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A pilot is flying an aircraft which is not fitted with ACARS. How can the pilot obtain routine weather reports (METARs) for specific airports?
  • A
    Maintain listening watch on the VOLMET frequency.
  • B
    Request SIGMET on the international guard frequency.
  • C
    Maintain listening watch on the AFIS frequency.
  • D
    Enquire via voice on the frequency allocated to ATIS.
VOLMET
When an aircraft is in flight, the pilots are interested in meteorological conditions at specific airports, especially on international routes. Therefore, a system called VOLMET has been implemented which provides METAR and TAF reports but also TRENDs and SIGMETs of large airports worldwide. The frequencies used are VHF and HF, and VOLMET information can be received even at long distances to those airports

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