Thunderstorms present a unique set of safety challenges for pilots, but updated technology is making it easier to fly in these conditions. “The new weather products that we have available at our disposal today that have come about in the last 15 years give us the ability to look out 600-800 miles, and we can make course deviations early on, and never come in contact with a major thunderstorm and keep our passengers and aircraft free of any danger,” said Jad Donaldson, director of aviation at Harley-Davidson Motor Company. Learn more in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
NBAA Safety Committee Chairman Tom Huff headlined a Sept. 2, 2020, web discussion hosted by Wyvern Ltd. about flight data monitoring systems increasingly utilized by both OEMs and business aviation flight departments.
Our industry continues to seek ways to improve upon its already noteworthy record of environmental responsibility, and chief among those efforts is promoting the use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) that burn cleaner than straight Jet A.