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
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has awarded its third annual Flight Training Excellence Awards to top flight schools and flight instructors ranked by more than 3,600 flight students who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience through an AOPA online poll.
For decades, pilots have headed to Bay Bridge Airport in the Chesapeake Bay for scenic coastal flying and great seafood. Check it out after attending the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In on Oct. 4.
Maintenance experts have asked the FAA to clarify whether recurring inspections of Cessna 210-series aircraft can be mandated without following required rulemaking procedures.
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