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
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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