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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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There’s an app for that: weather in the palm of your hand

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A wealth of information is readily available on smartphones and tablets. Aerovie’s EFB app, one of several comprehensive aviation software programs, gives pilots a vertical cross section of the weather they’re likely to encounter on their flight route. By Karsten Shein Comm-Inst Climate Scientist hile the junior pilot was driving to the airport, the senior […]

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Surface winds

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Understanding unseen and often dangerous low-level winds is important to flight operations safety. Landings frequently involve battling a crosswind. Getting safely on the ground requires a firm understanding of the limits of both the aircraft and the pilot, and exceeding neither. By Karsten Shein Comm-Inst Climate Scientist he pilots were wrestling to keep the aircraft […]

PEBBLE TIME STEEL IS ON TRACK TO SHIP IN JULY

Planning for weather delays

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Climate knowledge can improve your flight planning. Gulfstream GV-SP in fog at LAX (Intl, Los Angeles, CA). Gaining awareness and understanding the seasonal and annual behavior of weather conditions at the airports from which you operate can reduce delays and other operational challenges. By Karsten Shein Comm-Inst Climate Scientist   or the 3rd time in […]

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Flight-level flying

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Cruising above the weather is not without its atmospheric challenges. Summertime airmass thunderstorm matures over south Florida. Many modern business and commercial aircraft are capable of flying well above the majority of “weather,” but conditions in the flight levels still warrant weather vigilance. By Karsten Shein Comm-Inst Climate Scientist   hen we think of weather […]

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Thunderstorms

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Extreme convection remains a top threat to unprepared pilots. Lightning strikes reveal an active storm near LAS (Las Vegas NV). Pilots shouldn’t attempt takeoffs or landings when thunderstorms are present within a mile or 2 of the runway and approach path. By Karsten Shein Comm-Inst Climate Scientist   n retrospect, the 2 pilots should have […]

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When a forecaster says …

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Meteorology has its own language. Understanding it can help make more sense of forecasts. Weather briefings often use words that have specific meaning. Fully understanding the terminology used in briefings is critical to anticipating weather conditions. By Karsten Shein Comm-Inst Climate Scientist   aiting around in an FBO recently, I was half listening to the […]

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