The value of onboard weather

I am always learning. Especially about weather. Mother Nature is so powerful and you sometimes don’t know exactly where or at what intensity she’ll require that you yield to her.

At the entry-level training of general aviation, we often have a Sirius XM feed or less frequently, an actual radar antenna. 

In teaching, words matter and I appreciate when someone is able to simply get a point across powerfully. On that note, someone recently told me that you should use XM for strategic planning and radar for tactical execution. That is exactly right. Often, weather (like above) is not dangerous and XM is perfectly fine to get through it. However, when it gets bad, you need to respect weather and use radar.