Tag: Vertiport

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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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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Varon Vehicles and TruWeather Solutions Announce Strategic Collaboration for VTOL

There are many components involved in VTOL operations and weather management will play a key role.