Following Legislation From Schatz, FAA Announces It Will Install New Weather Cameras Across Hawai‘i To Help Pilots Monitor Flying Conditions, Keep Passengers, Residents Safe
Schatz Worked To Secure Funding And Expand Flight Safety Program To Hawai‘i
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will install 23 weather cameras across the state. These cameras will improve safety by providing pilots with near-real time video of weather conditions at their destinations and along their flight routes. After the program was a proven success in Alaska and Colorado, Schatz worked within the Senate Appropriations Committee to direct the FAA to expand the program into Hawai‘i and secured the necessary funds for the project.
“These weather cameras will give pilots a chance to see changing weather conditions across the state and make any adjustments they need to keep their passengers safe. I thank the FAA for working with us to expand this program into Hawai‘i and improve public safety for everyone,” said Senator Schatz, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
The FAA has completed engineering surveys and site selections on Kauai, Lanai, Maui and Molokai, and will begin surveys on Oahu and Hawai‘i Island in March 2021. Once fully operational, videos and images can be publicly viewed at https://weathercams.faa.gov.