Links to our favorite online content and news from the aviation industry during the past week.
Retired aeronautics designer Burt Rutan has been working in his garage to create an airplane that runs on gasoline and is capable of landing on rough seas, lakes, snow and grass.
Solar Impulse 2 has completed the first leg of its journey to be the first solar-powered plane to fly around the world.
NASA has been funding teams to develop planes that could be used for up to three generations in the future. The project seeks major changes on the way airplanes are constructed and fueled.
An international team headed by Lockheed Martin hopes to parlay a modular “general-purpose space utility vehicle” it has proposed for NASA’s second-round commercial-cargo competition into a human-spaceflight services business ranging from low Earth orbit (LEO) to Mars.
Recent News and Resources form Belfort Instrument
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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