3 tips for flying in areas with active volcanoes

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) recently posted three tips for pilots flying in areas with active volcanoes, especially timely now with several volcanoes currently active, including Kilauea in Hawaii and Fuego in Guatemala. NBAA officials note that now is a good time to brush up on your knowledge to keep you safe while flying in […]

Latest edition of Aviation Weather Services released

FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 00-45H, Aviation Weather Services, has been updated to include Change 1, effective January 2018. With symbols and conversion charts, internet links and more, this book is key for pilots seeking an understanding of the weather resources available for preflight and inflight decision-making, according to ASA officials. Supported with full-color illustrations, the […]

When the wind blows

By CELIA VANDERPOOL From old European proverbs, people remembered seasonal weather cautions with rhyme: March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. No weather is ill, if the wind be still. Red sky at night, sailor’s delight Red sky at morning, sailor take warning. As pilots, we know how to interpret […]

Version 4.0 of Wx24 Pilot App launches

A key feature of the new version 4.0 of Wx24 Pilot is the addition of cloud cover information provided by the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD). Although NDFD is not an aviation specific weather product, it does provide pilots with an important tool to access cloud information and the ability to make more informed judgments […]

Graphical forecasts to replace text-based forecasts Oct. 10

The transition to graphical forecasts for aviation (GFAs) for the continental U.S. is set to be complete Oct. 10, 2017, when the current textual area forecasts (FAs) will be discontinued. The move, in a transition phase since July, is expected to result in improved weather information from forecasters with the National Weather Service Aviation Weather […]