Pilots needed for research project

Alaskan aviators are encouraged to volunteer to be interviewed for an aviation weather project, which aims to determine best practices for accessing and using weather data while flying in Alaska. The University of North Dakota and University of Alaska Anchorage are jointly conducting research with funding from the FAA, according to a report from the Alaska Dispatch.

Baron Mobile Link updated

Baron Services’s Mobile Link device now provides up to four mobile devices with the ability to simultaneously connect to and receive XM WX graphical weather data. This upgrade is the main feature in the free Firmware 2.2 update, which is available immediately for current subscribers.

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Vaisala enhances lightning data

Vaisala, which owns and operates a global lightning detection network, the Global Lightning Dataset GLD360, now offers lightning data with greater location accuracy, improved polarity classification and peak current estimates. These enhancements will help customers make more informed decisions, increase operational safety and efficiency, company officials said.

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