Aviation Weather

FAA Is Reevaluating Services at Key Centers; Both FAA and the National Weather Service Need to Better Ensure Product Quality

Author: David A. Powner

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

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Page: 26

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The Nat. Weather Services¿s (NWS) weather products are a vital component of the FAA air traffic control system. In addition to providing aviation weather products developed at its own facilities, NWS also provides staff on-site at each of FAA¿s en route centers. This group of meteorologists provides air traffic managers with forecasts and briefings on regional conditions incl. turbulence, icing, and freezing precipitation. This report: (1) determines the status of NWS¿s plans for restructuring the offices that provide aviation weather services at FAA¿s en route centers; (2) identifies FAA¿s requirements and its alternative sources for these services; and (3) evaluates both agencies¿ current abilities to ensure the consistency and quality of these services. Illus.

Aviation Weather: FAA and the National Weather Service are Considering Plans to Consolidate Weather Service Offices, But Face Significant Challenges

Congressional Testimony

Author: David A. Powner

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

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Page: 31

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The Nat. Weather Service's (NWS) weather products are a vital component of the FAA¿s air traffic control system. In addition to providing aviation weather products developed at its own facilities, NWS also provides staff onsite at each of FAA's en route centers -- the facilities that control high-altitude flight outside the airport tower. FAA and NWS have been exploring options for enhancing the efficiency of the aviation weather services provided at en route centers. This is a summary of a draft report that: (1) determines the status and plans of efforts to restructure the center weather service units; (2) evaluates efforts to establish a baseline of the current performance provided by these units; and (3) evaluates challenges to restructuring them.

Aviation Weather Services

A Call For Federal Leadership and Action

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

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Category: Science

Page: 120

View: 179

Each time we see grim pictures of aircraft wreckage on a rain-drenched crash site, or scenes of tired holiday travelers stranded in snow-covered airports, we are reminded of the harsh impact that weather can have on the flying public. This book examines issues that affect the provision of national aviation weather services and related research and technology development efforts. It also discusses fragmentation of responsibilities and resources, which leads to a less-than-optimal use of available weather information and examines alternatives for responding to this situation. In particular, it develops an approach whereby the federal government could provide stronger leadership to improve cooperation and coordination among aviation weather providers and users.

Aviation Weather Services

A Call For Federal Leadership and Action

Author: National Aviation Weather Services Committee

Publisher: National Academies Press

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Category: Political Science

Page: 102

View: 432

Each time we see grim pictures of aircraft wreckage on a rain-drenched crash site, or scenes of tired holiday travelers stranded in snow-covered airports, we are reminded of the harsh impact that weather can have on the flying public. This book examines issues that affect the provision of national aviation weather services and related research and technology development efforts. It also discusses fragmentation of responsibilities and resources, which leads to a less-than-optimal use of available weather information and examines alternatives for responding to this situation. In particular, it develops an approach whereby the federal government could provide stronger leadership to improve cooperation and coordination among aviation weather providers and users.

Aviation Weather Services

Author: Federal Aviation Administration (N/A)

Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics

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Category: Meteorological services

Page: 344

View: 753

Published the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), with the participation of the National Weather Service, this FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 00-45H explains the U.S. aviation weather products and services available to pilots. With full-color illustrations throughout, it details the interpretation and application of advisories, coded weather reports, forecasts, observed and prognostic weather charts, and radar and satellite imagery. Readers will find full coverage of weather-related tools to assist every pilot's flight planning and in-flight decisions. Weather product examples and explanations are supported with hundreds of weather website references for further resources, definitions, and additional related FAA publications. Applicable to both VFR and IFR pilots, low and high-altitude operations, this new edition now includes weather resources for soaring, space, and helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS). This book is the weather services resource to use when studying for pilot certification exams and should remain a part of every aviator's library. Subjects covered include METARs, Pilot Reports (PIREPs), Surface Analysis Charts, SIGMETs, AIRMETs, Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAF), Significant Weather Charts and much more. With additional weather station location tables, symbols and conversion charts, internet links and more, this book is key for all pilots seeking an understanding of the weather resources available for preflight and inflight decision-making.

Aviation Weather

FAA and the National Weather Service are Considering Plans to Consolidate Weather Services Offices, But Face Significant Challenges

Author: David A. Powner

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Meteorological services

Page: 31

View: 576

"The National Weather Service's (NWS) weather products are a vital component of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) air traffic control system. In addition to providing aviation weather products developed at its own facilities, NWS also provides staff onsite at each of FAA's en route centers--the facilities that control high-altitude flight outside the airport tower and terminal areas. Over the last few years, FAA and NWS have been exploring options for enhancing the efficiency of the aviation weather services provided at en route centers. GAO was asked to summarize its draft report that (1) determines the status and plans of efforts to restructure the center weather service units, (2) evaluates efforts to establish a baseline of the current performance provided by these units, and (3) evaluates challenges to restructuring them. In preparing the draft report on which this testimony is based, GAO evaluated agency plans for the restructuring and for establishing performance measures. GAO also compared agency efforts to leading practices and interviewed agency officials."--Highlights.

Weather and Climate

Decade by Decade

Author: Kristine Harper

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 273

View: 149

Contains a history of weather and climate, providing definitions and explanations of related topics, plus brief biographies of scientists of the twentieth century.