(March 31, 2014) Today WSI announced the Weather Checklist, a new tool that makes it easier for pilots to be sure they are safely analyzing weather conditions. The Weather Checklist outlines key weather data elements that pilots should review during flight planning, pre-flight, and inflight. By using this handy card, pilots can be confident that all important elements have been checked. Then they can focus in on specific areas of concern, if any.
Elements that pilots should analyze for every flight include Radar, Winds Aloft, Surface Conditions, NOTAMs, TFRs, PIREPS, Turbulence and Icing. The Weather Checklist describes each element and key areas to consider. The information is organized on a card properly sized to fit on the pilot’s clipboard.
The Weather Checklist will be distributed for no charge at WSI’s booth #051 in Hangar A at SUN ‘n FUN. Pilots will also be able to get weather briefings in the booth throughout the show using WSI’s Pilotbrief Optima. In addition, WSI will present two presentations about weather in the SUN ‘n FUN Forums. The first session “Weather on the iPad: What do I need to know?” will be held on April 1st at 10am and April 3nd at 11am. The second session “ADS-B or Sirius XM: Which Technology should I use?” is set for April 1st at 11am and April 2nd at 10am.
“Over 40,000 professional pilots rely on the WSI Pilotbrief platform for essential weather information every day,” said Mark D. Miller, SVP and GM of Aviation for WSI Corporation. “We want to raise awareness and make it easier for all pilots to make the right decision to fly based on clear and actionable weather information. Weather education and awareness are vital to safe flight.”
About WSI Corporation
WSI (Weather Services International) is the world's leading provider of weather-driven business solutions for professionals in the aviation, energy and media markets, as well as multiple federal and state government agencies. WSI is the Professional Division of The Weather Company and is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts with offices in Madison, Wisconsin and Birmingham, England. The Weather Company is owned by a consortium made up of NBC Universal and the private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital.
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