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Hurricanes

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These tropical storm systems can damage infrastructure and disrupt aviation. By Karsten Shein Comm-Inst Climate Scientist Hurricane Dorian on September 2, 2019 as seen from the International Space Station. Tropical cyclones come in many sizes and strengths, but all pose a significant hazard to aviation. ropical cyclones are among the more destructive and unpredictable weather […]

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Terminal aerodrome forecasts

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Airport forecasting reports are important weather tools for pilots. Citation Bravo awaits taxi while ground crews clear the runway of snow. Terminal aerodrome forecasts (TAFs) can provide pilots with forecasts of when takeoffs or landings may be affected. By Karsten Shein Comm-Inst Climate Scientist ased on the terminal aerodrome forecast (TAF) from EUG (Eugene OR), […]

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Tornadoes

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Wicked whirlwinds can wreak havoc on airports and aircraft Rope tornado skirts across the plains of “Tornado Alley” in the central US. Although rare, tornadoes can damage airports and aircraft, while the storms that produce them often require substantial deviations. By Karsten Shein Comm-Inst Climate Scientist midst the post-sunset gloom and heavy rain, not even […]

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Icing

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Nature’s weighty clear coat can ruin more than aerodynamics. Freezing rain event fully coats several Raytheon T-1A Jayhawks at Vance AFB (Enid OK). Ice is heavy and has the potential to overstress hydraulics and spars. All ice must be removed before attempting a takeoff. By Karsten Shein Comm-Inst Climate Scientist urtling past midfield, the copilot […]

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Winter flying refresher

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The season of adverse and dangerous weather conditions is upon us. Gulfstream G650 taxis on snow-covered tarmac in Canada while a snow sweeper clears an adjacent taxiway. Winter flying brings adverse weather that requires extra vigilance, especially on the ground. By Karsten Shein Comm-Inst Climate Scientist ith high winds and blowing snow, conditions could have […]

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Smoke and ash

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Lengthening wildfire seasons create challenging conditions for pilots. A C-130 Hercules drops fire retardant on a wildfire. Non-firefighting aircraft flying too close to fires can create a collision hazard in the reduced visibility created by the smoke. By Karsten Shein Comm-Inst Climate Scientist he pilots had gotten the word from Anchorage Center as they crossed […]

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