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PIREP
PIREP
A report of meteorological phenomena encountered by aircraft in flight.
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source: FAA Pilot/Controller Glossary

Pilot Report|Pilot Weather Reports (PIREPs): Report of meteorological phenomena encountered by aircraft.
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source: FAA Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (FAA-H-8083-25A)

Pilot Weather Reports (PIREP):

No report is timelier than the one made from the flight deck of aircraft in flight. In fact, aircraft in flight are the only means of observing actual icing and turbulence conditions. Pilots welcome pilot weather reports (PIREPs) as well as pilot weather briefers and forecasters. Pilots should report any observation, good or bad, to assist other pilots with flight planning and preparation. If conditions were forecasted to occur but not encountered, a pilot should also report this inaccuracy. This will help the NWS verify forecast products and create more accurate products for the aviation community. Pilots should help themselves, the aviation public, and the aviation weather forecasters by providing PIREPs.

"Pipe Up with a PIREP" and help the aviation community operate more safely and effectively.

PIREPs are available in the internet at the

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source: FAA/NOAA Aviation Weather Services (AC 00-45G)

pilot reports: Weather information from official sources is complemented by live updates from pilots about weather conditions they encounter en route or during approach and landing
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source: ICAO English Pro Aviation Glossary

Pilot Report. A report of inflight weather by an aircraft pilot or crew member. A complete coded report includes the following information in this order: location and/or extent of reported weather phenomenon: type of aircraft (only with reports turbulence or icing).
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source: NOAA National Weather Service Glossary


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