Most of the academics that I go through have enough detail that I don’t really know how to explain them in a way that I think most people would find interesting. This last week we learned about weather and how to read specific reports called METARs (METeorlogical Aviation Reports) and TAFs (Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts).
As I was studying these and learning how to apply them to my flying my wife came in the office to spend some time with me while I studied. She took a look over my shoulder and said “you really do speak Gibberish!” This is an example of what she saw:
KEND 242255Z 20017G26KT 10SM BKN180 BKN250 33/11 A2984 RMK PK WND 18031/2208 SLP092
TAF AMD KEND 2421/2524 21017G25KT 9999 FEW140 SCT180 BKN250 QNH2983INS
BECMG 2502/2503 19015KT 9999 FEW180 BKN250 QNH2982INS
BECMG 2511/2512 20015G22KT 9999 FEW160 BKN250 QNH2984INS
BECMG 2514/2515 21016G28KT 9999 SCT160 BKN250 QNH2981INS
BECMG 2520/2521 20012G18KT 9999 FEW110 SCT160 BKN250 QNH2977INS
BECMG 2522/2523 19014KT 9999 FEW085 SCT160 BKN250 QNH2973INS T35/2421Z T24/2512Z AMD 242103
It made me laugh! She looked again and asked what a set of numbers meant, it looked like 530004, and I said that it meant moderate turbulence from the ground to 4000 ft AGL. I looked at it again and said "I guess I do."
So if like me you can understand the stuff above then you can speak gibberish too!