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    Commercial Aviation vs. Harsh Weather

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    A neat half-hour special shown on Seattle's King 5, explaining how harsh weather impacts commercial aviation. It goes over aspects of the design and testing of airliners, as well as airport and airline operations, that allow flights to be safer (and to not be grounded) when the weather does not cooperate. The video includes interviews with 787 test pilots (who show the fake ice that's attached to the leading edges for icing tests), Boeing's main lightning-strike guy, and people like John Nance. It's presented by Jeff Renner, a Seattle meteorologist and one of the few people in the mainstream media who really know their stuff when it comes to aviation. You even get to see Alaska 737 pilots using their Heads-Up Displays. (Did you know Alaska 737s have HUDs? I didn't).