We also have a better picture of the weather now. Before, to see where thunderstorms were, we had to look out the window or, for a more informative view, go up into a control tower or other facility that had a radar screen, if invited. But that would only show us the location of thunderstorm cells in the local area. Today, our moving maps on the panel, and on our iPads, show the recent position of thunderstorm cells all over the country though Nexrad. This information would have been invaluable to famed pilot Scott Crossfield, who perished on an IFR flight in an area of embedded thunderstorms.