August 24, 2011
Hurricane Irene is currently entering the Bahamas chain, packing sustained winds of 115 mph. This Category 3 hurricane is capable of “devastating damage,” according to the National Hurricane Center, and pilots with interests in the areas expected to come under Irene’s influence should monitor its progress. These areas that could be impacted include virtually the entire eastern coast of the United States.
To this end, weather provider WSI Corp. will be posting a daily update on Irene at 5 p.m. Eastern. Visit WSI’s website to access the brief update and view WSI-generated hurricane tracking charts. The National Hurricane Center provides official government guidance on this and any other tropical lows or depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes.
AOPA President Mark Baker flew four women and girls on two flights March 4 as part of Women of Aviation Worldwide Week activities designed to introduce more women and girls to aviation.
The FAA has issued an airworthiness directive for certain Cessna models after icing-related accidents.
Take a look at five apps designed to help pilots check and track the weather.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.