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Article: Weather-Avoidance Assistance

While the primary duty of controllers is to separate and direct traffic, they also have a duty to help pilots avoid weather hazards. The FAA’s handbook for controllers requires them to issue pertinent information on observed and reported weather, p...

Article: Face Weather With More Confidence

The trip was to be a long one: Watsonville, Calif., to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It was supposed to take...

Article: Finding Weather

Weather happens, and the vast majority of us ...

Article: The Katrina Aftermath

My timing couldn’t have been worse. On Monday, August 29, 2005, I boarded an American Airlines 767 out of Los Angeles and headed for Orlando, Fla., well aware that Hurricane Katrina was...