By ED BROTAK
With the onset of warmer weather, pilots face the increased risk of encountering thunderstorms.
What do you get when you combine a group of enthusiastic pilots, web technology experts, and some of the foggiest weather on the planet? If you live in Humboldt County on the north coast of California, you get web cameras at six airports to help with weather observation.
Humboldt County, located some 200 miles north of San Francisco, is known for its rugged coastline, potent marijuana, a state university, fishing and timber industries, and for the diversity of its weather. It is not unusual for the northern end of the county to be under hard IFR, while the southern end is CAVU. [Read more…]
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.
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 has unveiled the GWX 70, a new solid-state weather radar that brings advanced Doppler-enabled features to general aviation aircraft.
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.