Is It Safe?

by Bruce Mayes The title of this narrative is taken from the 1976 thriller movie Marathon Man starring Dustin Hoffman and Laurence Olivier where Hoffman’s character is abducted from his apartment by muggers, and Olivier’s character tortures him using a dental probe on a cavity in his tooth and repeatedly asking “Is it safe?” (to retrieve […]

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AOPA Visit to Hawaii

  Melissa McCaffrey, the AOPA regional representative for the Western US, made a short visit to Hawaii to meet with AOPA Airport Support Network individuals and the GACH Board of Directors to ascertain the state of Hawaii aviation—boy did she get a ear full.  For several hours we discussed the DOTA issuance of criminal citations […]

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Winds Aloft: Sources of Information

The Summer 2016 newsletter article on trade wind inversions referenced the weather balloons we launch twice a day from Lihue and Hilo, which measure winds aloft in addition to temperature and moisture.  In this article we’ll look at two additional sources of wind information:  radar wind observations and the automated winds aloft forecasts.

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