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« on: June 16, 2015, 03:22:37 AM »
Any interest in starting an Aviation Weather board specific to aviation related weather topics?

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Re: Aviation Weather
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2015, 01:54:12 PM »
 :lol: that stuff is cool too but not really what I was thinking. That being said, if there is interest and Ken wants to create one we can go as far down into "Aviation" weather as You or anyone else wants to. I was thinking typical topics would be things like NOTAMs, PIREPS, SIGMETs, AIRMETs, METARs, ASOS, RVR, Pilot Weather Briefings, Icing/Turbulence/Winds Aloft Forecasts, Wind Sheer, etc. I didn't know how many here are either pilots or interested in Aviation related weather topics so thought I'd throw it out there.

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Re: Aviation Weather
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2015, 02:45:23 PM »
If you want, I can offer info on ATC and how weather effects the flying community. Whether there'll be interest enough for a board.... :?:
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Re: Aviation Weather
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2015, 04:45:09 PM »
I took lessons at the Base Aero Club but never liked flying.  I'm more interested in wx eqpt & Navaids.  I'm so old, my information would be historical  like the days before computers and Nexrad (1975-1983).
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Re: Aviation Weather
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2015, 05:25:08 PM »
Ok, I'm sold.. this post move to the new Aviation Weather board

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Re: Aviation Weather
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2015, 05:28:44 PM »
If you want, I can offer info on ATC and how weather effects the flying community. Whether there'll be interest enough for a board.... :?:

That would be great, thanks.

Ok, I'm sold.. this post move to the new Aviation Weather board

Best regards,
Ken

Thanks Ken!

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Re: Aviation Weather
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2015, 05:58:35 PM »
I took lessons at the Base Aero Club but never liked flying.  I'm more interested in wx eqpt & Navaids.  I'm so old, my information would be historical  like the days before computers and Nexrad (1975-1983).
Like VOR's, NDB's, ADF, TACAN's, VORTAC's, MLS's, they're almost all gone.
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Re: Aviation Weather
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2015, 06:03:10 PM »
If you want, I can offer info on ATC and how weather effects the flying community. Whether there'll be interest enough for a board.... :?:

That would be great, thanks.

Ok, I'm sold.. this post move to the new Aviation Weather board

Best regards,
Ken

Thanks Ken!
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Re: Aviation Weather
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2015, 07:30:40 PM »
This will be another great board, great idea guys!  8-)  UU
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Re: Aviation Weather
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2015, 09:41:52 PM »
Like VOR's, NDB's, ADF, TACAN's, VORTAC's, MLS's, they're almost all gone.

I don't know why, but when I read that I felt old. It's all relative I suppose...but first thing that came to mind was: dah dit dit...dit dah...dah dit (Where I worked in weather, we also handled the local unicom frequency) and was I believe the last place in the country to have a tetrahedron showing wind direction. Don't quote me on the last place part though...it was about 20 years ago.

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Re: Aviation Weather
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2015, 10:17:32 PM »
Like VOR's, NDB's, ADF, TACAN's, VORTAC's, MLS's, they're almost all gone.

I don't know why, but when I read that I felt old. It's all relative I suppose...but first thing that came to mind was: dah dit dit...dit dah...dah dit (Where I worked in weather, we also handled the local unicom frequency) and was I believe the last place in the country to have a tetrahedron showing wind direction. Don't quote me on the last place part though...it was about 20 years ago.
I don't know if this is the place you speak of, but RDU is where I had my job interview back in 1984 to be hired by the FAA. At that time I lived just down the street from where DoctorKnow now lives. Small world.
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Re: Aviation Weather
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2015, 10:29:21 PM »
Like VOR's, NDB's, ADF, TACAN's, VORTAC's, MLS's, they're almost all gone.

I don't know why, but when I read that I felt old. It's all relative I suppose...but first thing that came to mind was: dah dit dit...dit dah...dah dit (Where I worked in weather, we also handled the local unicom frequency) and was I believe the last place in the country to have a tetrahedron showing wind direction. Don't quote me on the last place part though...it was about 20 years ago.
I don't know if this is the place you speak of, but RDU is where I had my job interview back in 1984 to be hired by the FAA. At that time I lived just down the street from where DoctorKnow now lives. Small world.

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dah dit dit...dit dah...dah dit

Actually the above works out to a station identifier (not RDU) just a bit North  ;)

My Dad was a pilot for several years after he served in the Army and Air Force, but after the pilot years, he got recruited (multiple times and he finally gave in and applied to the academy) by the regional director out of NY I believe. That ended up being a 30 year career with the FAA.

Edit: Sorry, it's been a long time. It should have been: da di dit...di dah...da dit
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Re: Aviation Weather
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2015, 10:47:36 PM »
Like VOR's, NDB's, ADF, TACAN's, VORTAC's, MLS's, they're almost all gone.

I don't know why, but when I read that I felt old. It's all relative I suppose...but first thing that came to mind was: dah dit dit...dit dah...dah dit (Where I worked in weather, we also handled the local unicom frequency) and was I believe the last place in the country to have a tetrahedron showing wind direction. Don't quote me on the last place part though...it was about 20 years ago.
I don't know if this is the place you speak of, but RDU is where I had my job interview back in 1984 to be hired by the FAA. At that time I lived just down the street from where DoctorKnow now lives. Small world.

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dah dit dit...dit dah...dah dit

Actually the above works out to a station identifier (not RDU) just a bit North  ;)

My Dad was a pilot for several years after he served in the Army and Air Force, but after the pilot years, he got recruited (multiple times and he finally gave in and applied to the academy) by the regional director out of NY I believe. That ended up being a 30 year career with the FAA.

Edit: Sorry, it's been a long time. It should have been: da di dit...di dah...da dit
That went right over my head. Danville, of course!
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Re: Aviation Weather
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2015, 11:19:31 PM »
That went right over my head. Danville, of course!

When I saw VOR it just made me think about that as that is what is transmitted (or at least was) on 113.1 MHz.

 

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