The perils of wind turbines to aviation

The (usually invisible) turbulence from wind turbines is a serious aviation hazard.

By Paul Hayes, Director of the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA), Canadian Plane Trade Magazine

A matter of increasing concern to our members is the almost uncontrolled spread of wind turbines across many areas of our country with, in many cases, little or no concern for the impacts on aviation.

These structures, nominally over 400 feet in height above ground, are being established either individually, in small groups or in much larger farms of over 20 or more units. Continue reading