Mark Christensen

Mark Christensen is the Flight Planning Quality Manager for Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. An FAA licensed aircraft dispatcher, Mark has more than 20 years of experience in aircraft operations and aviation training. His experience includes coordinating aircraft operations as a Senior Meteorologist and managing the training for the Meteorology and Flight Planning departments at Universal. He previously served as a Senior Meteorologist and as an on-the-job training supervisor in the U.S. Air Force.

Mark can be reached at markchristensen@univ-wea.com.

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Reclear Flight Planning for Business Aviation 101

Reclear Flight Planning for Business Aviation 101

Reclear is a technique used in planning and managing fuel reserves – on long-haul flight legs – in such a way that these reserves can be deployed more effectively. Reclear flight planning has the advantage of providing additional flexibility – giving operators the ability to fly longer routes, increase payloads, or fly at higher cruise […]

March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments More
FAA Regulatory Changes for Part 135, 91K and 121 Weather Services

FAA Regulatory Changes for Part 135, 91K and 121 Weather Services

Regulatory changes are impacting operator options in terms of obtaining weather data and forecasts – at least in the realm of Part 135, 91K and 121 operations with N-registered aircraft. Operators in these categories must either use government sources or repackaged government weather data and forecasts or take specific steps to approve use of 3rd-party […]

September 19, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Tips for Best Flight Plan Results

Tips for Best Flight Plan Results

For the most accurate and operationally useful flight plans, it is important to be as specific as possible in terms of aircraft weights, performance, specific routings, speeds, and flight level requirements. To obtain the most accurate flight plan – in terms of operational efficiency and routings that will be accepted by ATC – work with […]

January 28, 2013 | 0 Comments More