Links to our favorite online content and news from the aviation industry during the past week.
Amazing picture of formation flying that Airbus set-up to showcase their new A350 XWB passenger jets.
This article from Mashable discusses why you might want to consider the aircraft type when booking your next flight, especially if you’re flying during winter months.
Jay Wacker answers this classic comedy bit by exploring the limitations of cooking on a plane and most consumers preference of lower costs vs. higher quality food.
Narita Airport lures aviation photographers from all over the world because of the numerous vantage points surrounding the airport, including Sakura no Yama park, that allow clear views of planes.
Airbus and other companies are starting to believe that electric airplanes are ready for the mainstream and will dramatically lower the cost of learning how to fly. Electric training airplanes could cost as little as $5 an hour to operate, compared to over $70 an hour for current planes used for training.
Recent News and Resources form Belfort Instrument
Belfort Instrument will be exhibiting at HAI HELI-EXPO in Booth 5255. The show is being held March 2nd-5th, 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
Belfort Instrument supports the effort of the HEMS tool to enhance EMS flight safety by working to include more sources of timely weather reporting. Belfort continues to work towards the inclusion of more Automated Weather Observation Systems into the HEMS model.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) have published general guidelines to classify sites for precipitation gauges such that they are “Regionally and Spatially” representative. This detailed information is available in their online publications WMO-No8 CIMO Guide, 2010 and U.S. Climate Reference Network Site Information Handbook, 2002. The following summarizes the essence of their guidelines.
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