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Update: Aug. 8, 2014, 1800z
Tropical Storm Iselle has moved off the Big Island of Hawaii and is currently just west of the Kona Coast. The storm has decreased in intensity and is now showing maximum sustained winds of 50 mph. All major airports in the Hawaiian Island chain are operational with no major damage reported. The storm is forecast to remain south of the Islands of Maui, Oahu and Kauai.
The FAA ATC Command Center held the last Iselle operational telcon at 1800z this afternoon and all FAA ATC facilities reported they are operational. It is still recommended that operators check the local NOTAMs to confirm possible NAVAID outages.
Attention Turning From Iselle to Hurricane Julio
Attention is now drawn to Hurricane Julio. The current forecast has Julio moving north of the Hawaiian Islands Saturday evening into Sunday. As long as Julio stays on this path, no significant impact is expected across the Hawaiian Island chain. Operators should pay close attention as the storm track could change over the next 24 to 48 hours.
NBAA Air Traffic Services will monitor the movement of Hurricane Julio and advise if there are any significant changes.
Additional Operational Resources
Current location, movement, strength and size based on the latest Hurricane Center Advisory is posted by the National Hurricane Center operated by the National Weather Service.
NBAA Air Traffic Services (ATS) at the FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center also distributes email alerts about operational issues, including those related to weather. Subscribe to NBAA's Airspace Alerts now.
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Humanitarian and Relief Resources
Business aviation has long served as a lifeline to people and communities in crisis. That's because business aircraft can reach locations impacted by natural disasters, when airliners and sometimes even automobiles cannot. Business aircraft can operate on short notice into outlying airports with small runways, and sometimes unpaved airstrips, or even onto roads – they are uniquely suited to providing a first response to natural disasters and other emergencies. The NBAA Humanitarian Emergency Response Operator (HERO) Database is a list of people in the business aviation community who are part of disaster-response mobilization efforts. In the aftermath of major crises, basic information from the database is provided to organizations coordinating relief efforts. Learn more.