In-flight weather data helpful and harmful

01/9/2013 | Flying online

In-flight weather data can help pilots stay on top of current weather conditions and plan their route accordingly when an unexpected storm shows up. But a 2003 study showed that with improving Nexrad weather data, pilots were more inclined to take risks, waiting too long to divert around a storm. It's important for pilots to understand the benefits and the limitations of their equipment.

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