Pilots Avoid Weather Towers

Friday, March 11, 2011
By George Hatcher


In case you didn’t know, planes should not fly into Meteorological Evaluation Towers.

The NTSB has just issued a warning for pilots to avoid these towers, which at 200 feet are below the threshold for markings. The biggest danger, apparently is that they can be built quickly and whoever builds them is not required to inform aviators.

So pilots, if you didn’t know to avoid them, you know now. Read the alert here.

http://ntsb.gov/alerts/SA_016.pdf

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