JulianUK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 105 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 5345 times:
What airports have access to their own weather radar? I live near a regional airport in the UK and they are taking their vectoring suggestions from aircraft coming into them, rather than being able to see the weather themselves - is this just restricted to major airports having their own weather radar systems and doing their own vectoring?
IAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5315 times:
The airport having weather radar doesn't do alot for the controller. The controllers radar like the ASR 9 does a fairly good job of providing accurate weather return, but if you are also equipped with a terminal doppler weather radar (TDWR) you can take a look at that with all the pretty colors and then go to your position of airspace and see how the ATC radar corresponds to what you just looked at on the TDWR. Hope this helps a bit.
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