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April 7, 2014
Question: When reading TAFs in the summer months, you know you’ll see the term “VCTS” more than you’d like. That means thunderstorms in the vicinity. How is “vicinity” defined?
Answer: Vicinity is defined as a donut-shaped area between 5 and 10 statute miles from the center of the airport’s runway complex. Are you ready for storm season? Check out this Air Safety Institute safety quiz.
Spot quiz: What is the METAR/TAF code for smoke?
Baron Services, which provides the digital weather data delivered to many avionics systems and portable devices, is offering new data for world travelers.
Wildfires were burning homes and triggering evacuations in eastern and central Washington state as officials responded with firefighting efforts staged from three state-run airports.
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