Please join the National Weather Service as we bring together the Southwest US aviation and weather forecasting communities to promote aviation safety and productivity through improved weather awareness and forecasting services. This event will be free of charge and will consist of:
Aviation Weather Forecasting Workshop (Friday, November 5, 2021) - The first day of the workshop will focus on meeting the needs of Aviation Weather Forecasters. It will feature best practices in aviation weather forecasting, infusing new technology into the forecast process, customer needs, and discussions on weather service innovation. Pilots are welcome on this day to the extent they would like to participate, and we will appreciate their insights in discussions. We also anticipate FAA Safety Team participation.
Dinner and Keynote Address (Friday evening) - Everyone with an interest in southwest US aviation and aviation weather services is welcome to join us for a casual evening of networking and relationship building. After a social hour in the bar, we will enjoy a private fajita buffet ($30 including tax) and a Keynote Address from the FAA's 2019 CFI of the Year, Gary "GPS" The Guy in the Pink Shirt" Reeves. Feel free to bring a spouse or other guests.
Aviator and Controller Weather Workshop (Saturday, November 6, 2021) - The second day of the workshop will focus on meeting aviator and air traffic controller needs for weather safety information, including presentations on aviation weather hazard recognition, mitigation, and avoidance; as well as tips on how to effectively use and understand aviation weather data, products, and websites. We have tentatively arranged optional tours of the Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center and their Center Weather Service Unit, as well as the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Albuquerque. The FAAST Program Manager is offering up to six WINGS credits for participation on this day, and one additional credit for participation in Friday evening's dinner ($30) and Keynote Address.
Albuquerque, NM 87110