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The Danger to Drone Operations in Estimating Cloud Heights Using “Rules of Thumb”

Recently, it came to our attention a software company was coding a product that uses a temperature and dewpoint spread technique to estimate cloud bases. Weather is a complex science, and while we all seek to simplify our understanding to cope with the weather, there is a reason aviation weather services are the most regulated…
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Statewide Micro-Weather Services in North Dakota for Advanced Drone Ops: TruWeather and Meteomatics

Commercial and military drone operators unnecessarily cancel or delay an estimated 30 percent of all drone flights. Grand Sky is looking to change that with the nation’s first state-wide micro-weather services and wind hazard predictions, supported by TruWeather and Swiss-based partner, Meteomatics. We are excited for the launch of North Dakota’s Grand Sky elevated micro…
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Laying the Groundwork of Global Standardization for UAS

Key Take Away: The F38 committee has a goal to set clear strategy for identifying and expediently developing high quality standards for safe, routine UAS operations in the civil airspace, globally. Minimum safety, performance, and flight proficiency requirements Quality assurance that aircraft manufacturing conforms to design criteria Production acceptance tests and procedures A baseline plan…
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Flying Below the Radar

written by – Lisa Hahn, UAS/Aviation Meteorologist Key Take-Aways: Current weather sensing and radar infrastructure not extensive enough to support drones. On marginal weather “edge-case” days, it is generally accepted that businesses will underperform against revenue generation per airframe or client satisfaction metrics.  TruWeather is fielding a variety of novel sensors to improve low-altitude weather…
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Weather woes

BY KEITH BUTTON|FEBRUARY 2022 Safely moving cargo and passengers among buildings and just over treetops will require unique weather information. Keith Button looks at ideas for collecting and delivering the required forecasts and real-time knowledge of conditions. The helicopter crash that killed basketball great Kobe Bryant and eight others was a tragic example of the dangers…
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TruWeather Solutions Joins With Iris Automation for UAS Weather-Enhanced Ground-Based Surveillance | UAS VISION

Under this alliance, Iris will integrate TruWeather’s cost-effective weather sensors into Iris Automation’s Casia G ground-based surveillance system (GBSS). This meshed network will provide real-time integrated communications, collision avoidance and micro-weather data to operators.

IDU Group and TruWeather Solutions Join Forces Providing Solutions for Safe, Scalable Drone Deliveries

By combining smart infrastructure, weather sensors and data platforms, IDU Group and TruWeather Solutions will provide high resolution/micro-analytics that will take weather forecasting to a whole new level of accuracy.

Drones are flying into weather data deserts. Can they be stopped?

Unseen weather conditions can significantly impact drone delivery operations, including grounding flights Brian Straight, managing editor, Modern Shipper  Jen had spent weeks looking for the perfect toy for her daughter for Christmas. Then she found it online and placed the order. Only days before Christmas, she chose drone delivery as the delivery option because the…
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Reporting Weather in the Aviation Safety Reporting System Helps in Building a Better Weather Service

As the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) begins flying more frequent and scalable Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) operations, weather will become more impactful to conducting operations.  To better understand those impacts and develop solutions to improve services, TruWeather has been collecting data and working in the field with remote pilots to improve our services. For instance, we have…
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TruWeather Solutions and Spire Announce a Commercial Relationship to Enhance TruFlite V360° Precision and Accuracy Across the Globe

Simplifies Operator Weather Workflow in One Interface While Meeting FAA Part 107 Weather Minimums April 29, 2021 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time RESTON, V.A. & SAN FRANCISCO & SYRACUSE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TruWeather Solutions (“TruWeather”), a leading micro weather data and analytics company, and Spire Global, Inc. (“Spire”), a leading global provider of space-based data and analytics, announced today that…
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