Clean Tech Changes The View – OK by Me!

Wind Turbine at Bershire East

From power lines to lakes, rivers to roads, pilots use visual flight rules (VFR) sectional charts to understand what the landscape will look like underneath them when flying VFR. Wind energy generation facilities present a new landmark on VFR charts, which is easily identifiable from the air.

On a recent flight, I knew that I was coming up on the back of Berkshire East ski area, even though I couldn’t see the slopes. The ski area’s wind turbine, which powers 100% of the resort’s electricity needs, rises high above the hills with very little around it. [Read more…]