NTSB recommends FAA, National Weather Service improve weather forecasts to pilots

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board said May 7 that the National Weather Service and the FAA should provide improved forecast services to pilots.

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AWOS intalled at 38S

Belfort Instrument Co., a meteorological sensor and meteorological system manufacturer, has installed its AWOS AV at the Deer Lodge City-County Airport (38S), in Deer Lodge, Montana.

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A thunderstorm’s fury

Thunderstorms can pack a powerful punch, and flying anywhere in the vicinity of one can be deadly. But, how do you recognize and deal with convective weather? The Air Safety Institute has put a new webcast online,  “Preempting a Thunderstorm’s Fury: Cockpit Weather, ATC, and You.” In the webcast, AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg and expert panelists discuss practical weather strategies beyond the basics: How are ASR and WARP different? What does the dBz scale mean to you? How do you interpret steep precipitation gradients?



Garmin introduces GWX 70

Garmin has unveiled the GWX 70, a new solid-state weather radar that brings advanced Doppler-enabled features to general aviation aircraft.

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Weather exhibit featured at museum

This summer expect rain, snow, tornadoes, sunshine, wind, and clouds at the American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum in the Dallas area. Starting May 26, the museum will host “The Zula Patrol: Mission Weather” exhibit based on the popular children’s TV series.

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AiRMET Weather website enhanced

Air Routing International (ARI) has developed customer interface enhancements, including updated weather graphics, on the AiRMET Weather website.

The AiRMET Weather website is a comprehensive weather resource for subscribers. AiRMET offers users a wide range of worldwide weather charts including looping flight level winds, infrared and visible satellite images, and significant weather charts, which are hand drawn by Air Routing’s aviation meteorologists.

Additional features include Enroute Text Weather Briefs (i.e., METARs, TAFs, NOTAMs, AIREPs, PIREPs and SIGMETs), a customizable homepage, and an extensive set of aviation tools, such as a Time/Distance Calculator, Airport Data, links to foreign radar sites, volcanic ash bulletins and Solar Activity.

For more information: AirRouting.com