Links to our favorite online content and news from the aviation industry during the past week.
Very interesting article from Aviation Week on the challenges and procedures for minimizing public complaints about helicopter noise. Unfortunately there is not a single remedy that can be implemented on a large scale basis. Although there are a number of solutions to minimize noise in residential areas.
Santa Rosa County (FL) has requested almost $5 million from the state to make major developments at the Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton. The project has the potential to bring hundreds or even thousands of aviation jobs to the county.
According to a recent report released by Deloitte the aerospace industry is expected to see an 8 percent growth rate in 2015.
Business Insider explores the reasoning behind airplanes still having ashtrays in their bathrooms, even though smoking is banned on all flights.
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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