October 3, 2008
AOPA is providing a direct link for member input on a NASA research project that could help improve GA weather forecasting.
Called TAMDAR (Tropospheric Airborne Meteorological Data Reporting), the project is investigating the possibility of installing equipment on GA aircraft that would send in-flight weather data to ground processing stations. As part of the project, a survey asks GA pilots which weather parameters would be most helpful.
"Better and more complete information on air mass characteristics can't help but produce better weather forecasts," declared AOPA Vice President of Air Traffic Services Melissa Bailey. "And in survey after survey, AOPA members name 'weather information' as one of their top concerns."
The research project is being conducted for NASA's Weather Accident Prevention Project by Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.
October 31, 2000
In a world of airport burgers, Southern Soul stands out. Swing by when you visit St. Simons for AOPA's final fly-in of the year.
Aerospace and defense giant Lockheed Martin stirred the pot with an Oct. 15 announcement that compact fusion could power vehicles, even aircraft, within a decade. Skeptics were quick to speak up, while Lockheed filed for patents and hopes to find partners in government, academia, and industry.
Check out this exclusive behind the scenes clip from Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue. We find out just how far the producers went to be accurate.
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