Cloud coverage is reported by the number of (eighths) of the sky that is occupied by cloud. Clouds are reported as follows:
SKC "No cloud/Sky clear"
CLR "No clouds below 12,000 ft
FEW "Few" SCT "Scattered"
BKN "Broken" OVC "Overcast"
VV Clouds cannot be seen because of fog or heavy precipitation, so vertical visibility is given instead.
Here is a list of abbreviations and their meaning. Memorize them and quiz yourself by bringing up Random Raw Metars
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Helicopter Online Ground School was founded by Kenny Keller in 2012. He is the author of "Helicopter Check-Ride", which made Amazon #1 best seller upon release. His online video courses include Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor, and Instrument Pilot. Kenny recognized a lack of quality ground training within the industry and has created a video learning platform to compliment any part 61 or 141 flight school program.
All four of these courses are FAA approved for WINGS and appear on the FAA safety website as approved online courses.
The Certified Flight Instructor membership includes access to all of the Private Pilot and Commercial Pilot videos as well, giving the Certified Flight Instructor membership over 40 hours of video to watch. The courses include information on all subject areas, to include the fundamentals of instructing.
Each course includes both practice written test questions and oral check ride questions.
Members have access to a closed Facebook group to network.
Kenny Keller shares his experience and knowledge with aspiring Student Pilots all over the World
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