The vast majority of airline flights reach their destination as planned. Occasionally bad weather or other factors cause flight crews to have to divert to an alternate airport, disrupting both the airline’s and passenger’s plans. Brad Tate explains the process behind diverting to another airport.
From dispatchers to meteorologists to air traffic controllers, pilots up front could not do it without their daily expertise, knowledge and professionalism.
Icing on baked goods is delicious. Icing on a plane can kill you. Unfortunately, many have died as a result, but the lessons learned have made preventive measures a piece of cake.
Meteorology Columnist Adam Daum gives us a clear understanding of fog: what the different types are, what causes it, and how it affects aviation.
Every accident is scrutinized and evaluated. Eastern Flight 902 is the one exceptional case of what can be learned from an airplane that did not crash but safely flew away.
Over 40 years ago, airliners started being used to collect high altitude air samples for climate research. Today that research continues, and has been expanded to improve weather forecasting and also better understand the effects of climate change.
With only two named storms so far, many are wondering why we haven’t seen more action and if we can already breathe a proverbial sigh of relief.
The summer months mean thunderstorms across the US. How do airlines cope with these disruptive weather forces? An airline dispatcher gives us an inside look.
Tornadoes are perhaps the most recognized, feared and damaging progeny of thunderstorms. Resident NYCAviation meteorologist Adam Daum breaks down how tornadoes develop, how they’re detected and how they impact air operations.