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.
A new NASA-funded prototype system developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) of Boulder, Colo., is providing weather forecasts that can help pilots avoid major storms as they travel over remote ocean regions. [Read more…]
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.
A new book, “WeatherWise — Forecasting and Nowcasting for General Aviation Pilots,” is now available.
Sporty’s has released a four-part weather flying series, now available for iPad and iPhone, featuring general aviation weather expert Richard Collins breaks down the challenges and opportunities for flying in the different seasonal weather conditions.
Belfort Instrument Co. has installed a DigiWxTM Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) at the Providencialaies International Airport (PLS) in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
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.