WXR-2002 Hot Weather Operations

Quick Facts


Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Course is Part of this Program

Course Length
Self-Paced (Must be completed within 6 months)

Course Dates & Locations
Courses are online and can be started anytime.

Your registration will be handled by a secure payment system. Credit card information will not be saved.



This course covers flight operations in hot weather conditions, emphasizing operating considerations and resulting performance issues. Effects of elevated temperatures on aircraft systems, and on thrust, lift and brake energy requirements are discussed. Cooling techniques and abnormal operations are also reviewed.

Who Should Attend

  • Experienced Airline Pilots

Course Objectives

Lesson 1: Basic Concepts and Performance

  • Density altitude definition
  • Density altitude effects
  • Aircraft performance data
  • (WAT, Airbus FOVE, Boeing OPT)
  • TAS effects
  • Brake energy considerations
  • Quiz

Lesson 2: Operational Factors

  • System considerations
  • Cabin cooling
  • Flight deck cooling
  • Take-off variables
  • Engine start / pushback
  • Taxi thrust considerations
  • Single-engine taxi
  • Brake temperature considerations – turnarounds
  • Rejected take-off
  • Take-off considerations
  • Go-around factors
  • Landing
  • Shut-down

Contact Us

Office of Professional Education, Worldwide Campus
1 Aerospace Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900

This is a self-guided online course; you will be able to complete this course at your own pace, from wherever you choose.