A large crowd turned out Thursday night for the first annual aviation weather seminar at the National Center for Aviation Training.
|photos by Dick Elder|
I told the story of how the late Dr. Ted Fujita fought to convince meteorology and aviation of the correctness of his theory that “downbursts” existed and were the cause of a number of airline crashes. As I explain in Warnings, Ted’s persistence in the face of tremendous skepticism and envy has saved thousands of lives.
The goal of the evening was to better train pilots about weather. The National Weather Service provided speakers on microbursts, icing, and other hazards. The audience of more than 100 pilots seemed very appreciative of the useful information conveyed.