Capital Weather Gang: Aviation


Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Ronald Reagan's near brush with weather-induced death: the August 1, 1983 microburst

Thirty years ago today, a violent blast of cold air crashed down from a thunderstorm's clouds above Andrews Air Force Base.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:41 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aviation, History, Latest, Thunderstorms

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 05/02/2013

FAA delays decision on terminating contract weather observers

Contract weather observers at 142 airports nationwide, whose jobs were in imminent jeopardy, got a temporary reprieve Wednesday.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:14 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aviation, Government, Latest

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 05/01/2013

FAA plan to terminate airport weather observers raises travel safety concerns

By Jason Samenow  |  01:07 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aviation, Government, Latest

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Weather may have played role in horrifying Bagram Airfield Crash

A 747 U.S. cargo plane crashed on its ascent from Bagram, Afghanistan when thunderstorms were in the area.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:13 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aviation, International Weather, Latest