The FAA recently awarded Raytheon a $77 million contract to build weather processing technology and display infrastructure for use throughout the National Airspace System (NAS) known as the NextGen Weather Processor (NWP) program. [Read more…]
An aviation hazards seminar for general aviation pilots and aviation weather enthusiasts will be held in Wichita Jan. 23.
Co-sponsors are the National Weather Service office in Wichita, the Kansas Army National Guard, and EagleMed critical care air medical transport company. The seminar on Convective Weather Effects (thunderstorms and their hazards) will be held from 9 am to 4 pm at the Heartland Preparedness Center, 2808 N. New York St.
WGN-TV has located one of its WeatherBug cameras on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville, Ill. The camera’s high power lens shows weather conditions on the campus and can be focused to provide views of conditions at the Lewis University Airport. The camera can also be accessed online 24 hours, seven days a week here.
The FAA is encouraging the use of a new tool for electronic submission of pilot weather reports (PIREPs).
The tool is located on the National Weather Service’s (NWS’s) Aviation Weather Center (AWC) Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) website, and lets pilot enter real time turbulence and icing PIREPs electronically, along with other weather observations, which will then be displayed graphically and distributed nationwide.
Lockheed Martin Flight Services has launched its 9.1 release, which includes several enhancements, including inflight electronic PIREP submission.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA and general aviation groups will launch an eight-month national safety campaign titled, “Got Weather? #GotWx,” to help general aviation pilots prepare for potential weather challenges they may encounter during the 2014 flying season. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and GA leaders will kick-off the Got Weather? campaign this Sunday, May 4, in Anchorage at the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering.