Dave Houle

Long-Range Forecaster/Planner Dave Houle has been involved in the aviation industry for almost 40 years. He’s also cross-trained and worked in the industrial and marine sectors of the industry. As an employee at Universal for 28 years, and a long-standing member of the American Meteorology Society, Dave has gained extensive experience in all aspects of weather forecasting. His level of expertise within his chosen field has led to widespread recognition from both his clients and peers. A graduate of St Bernard’s Boys High School in Montville, Connecticut, Dave is fluent in French as well as English. He can be reached at davehoule@univ-wea.com

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Crosswinds and Their Effect on Flight – Part Two: Approach/Departure Impact

Crosswinds and Their Effect on Flight – Part Two: Approach/Departure Impact

Last week, we discussed the enroute impacts of crosswinds. Today, we’ll discuss impacts on the other side of the trip: arrival and departure. As a general best practice, you should always work with an experienced aviation meteorologist to determine if crosswinds will be a factor during your […]

August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Crosswinds and Their Effect on Flight – Part One: Enroute Impacts

Crosswinds and Their Effect on Flight – Part One: Enroute Impacts

Crosswinds are winds that come at an angle to your aircraft in flight and on approach/takeoff, and they can impact your flight operations, fuel burn, and passenger comfort. It’s always important to consider the crosswind potential in your pre-trip planning – especially for required […]

August 5, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Benefits of Using Long-Range Aviation Weather Forecasts

Benefits of Using Long-Range Aviation Weather Forecasts

Long-range aviation weather forecasts have become more and more accurate over the years. These forecasts are generally created three to five days ahead of day-of-flight operation. Specific weather modeling computer programs – when interpreted by experienced aviation weather professionals – provide business aircraft operators with valuable tools in the preliminary trip and permit planning process. […]

March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More