Weather cameras to help saving lives

Weather cameras to help saving lives 3 Apr, 18, Source: Nordic Rotors
The County of Västra Götaland (VGR) has started a project to
install weather cameras at several different hospitals in the region in
order to enhance flight safety and reduce the amount of cancelled flights
due to lack of weather information available.
Norsk Luftambulanse (NLA) has used a nation-wide weather camera system for
some years for its operations in Norway, and it has been very successful.
Today, more than 60 cameras are installed in Norway and nearly 10 cameras
are operational in Denmark.
In Norway, having weather cameras installed at some hospitals allows pilots
to ensure that the cloud base, air pressure and visibility is good enough
to perform GPS approaches, also knowns as Point In Space (PinS).
Together with Norsk Luftambulanse (NLA), VGR will be the first operator
to test out the system in Sweden. VGR hope that more operators will follow
the trend and that more weather cameras will be installed throughout the
country.

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