1318. Weather reports and forecasts.

(7)     Air Traffic Rules

1318.     Weather reports and forecasts.

Before beginning a flight, the pilot in command1 of an aircraft2 must become familiar with all available information appropriate to the intended operation3. Pre-flight action for flights away from the vicinity of an aerodrome4, and for all flights conducted in accordance with instrument flight rules, must include a careful study of available current weather reports and forecasts, taking into consideration fuel requirements and an alternative course of action if the flight cannot be completed as planned5.