AccuWeather to Provide Weather Forecasting Services for Special Olympics Airlift
Trusted weather source will provide coverage of the airlift and updates of the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games on AccuWeather Network, AccuWeather NOW streaming and AccuWeather.com
AccuWeather Global Weather Center, June 2, 2022 — AccuWeather, the most used and most accurate source of weather forecasts, warnings and insights, today announced it is supporting the incredible Special Olympics Airlift event that will transport Special Olympics athletes to Orlando Florida for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, taking place June 5 -12.
On Saturday, June 4, hundreds of athletes and coaches will move through the Orlando Executive Airport as AccuWeather works alongside Textron Aviation, providing ground-based, up-to-the-minute weather forecasts, warnings and insights to ensure smooth, safe arrivals for all.
AccuWeather will provide enhanced real-time weather updates and forecasting services to facilitate the safe and efficient air traffic coordination of private jets landing at the airport, one at a time, every three minutes.
Textron Aviation, a proud supporter of the USA Games, has teamed with its customers, industry champions and volunteers, ensuring more than 120 aircraft arrive to, and depart from the Orlando Executive Airport. The Special Olympics Airlift will include Cessna Citation, Beechcraft King Air, Beechcraft Premier, Beechcraft Beechjet and Hawker aircraft owners and operators who have donated the use of their aircraft, fuel and pilots to transport Special Olympics athletes and coaches from across the United States to the USA Games.
“AccuWeather is incredibly proud to support the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games and helping make the athletes’ travel experience unique and memorable,” said Tim Bridges, AccuWeather Senior Vice President, Business Enterprises. “Coordinating forecasts with air traffic control is a tried-and-true use of AccuWeather’s forecasting tools, and we jumped at the opportunity to share our expertise and decades of experience to help this event go as smoothly and as safely as possible.”
“Travel is the largest expense for Special Olympics programs, and we are able to help these deserving athletes compete at the highest level thanks to our generous customers who donate the use of their aircraft, pilots and fuel,” said Ron Draper, president and CEO, Textron Aviation. “Not only does the Airlift help offset costs, flying on a business aircraft allows the athletes—many of whom have never flown—to travel to the games hassle-free with their gear and teammates. It’s a memorable and meaningful experience for everyone involved.”
In addition to assisting with ground weather support, the AccuWeather team looks forward to attending the USA Games, and will share updates through the AccuWeather Network, AccuWeather NOW streaming and AccuWeather.com.
AccuWeather®, recognized and documented as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, has saved tens of thousands of lives, prevented hundreds of thousands of injuries and tens of billions of dollars in property damage. With global headquarters in State College, PA and other offices around the world, AccuWeather serves more than 1.5 billion people daily to help them plan their lives and get more out of their day through digital media properties, such as the AccuWeather.com® website and AccuWeather mobile application, as well as radio, television, newspapers, and the 24/7 AccuWeather Network channel and AccuWeather NOWTM streaming service. AccuWeather For Business serves more than half of Fortune 500 companies and thousands of businesses globally.
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About the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games
The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, presented by Jersey Mike’s, is scheduled for June 5-12, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. Jersey Mike’s Subs is the Presenting Partner, and the event is hosted by Disney. During this magical week, more than 5,500 athletes and coaches from all 50 states and the Caribbean will travel to Florida to unite in one of the country's most cherished sporting events. The USA Games is hosted once every four years and showcases 19 Olympic-style team and individual sports and 30 events throughout the week, including forums and VIP receptions. Learn more about the USA Games online: 2022USAGames.org.Report a Typo
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