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Aviation Weather Products: Consistency and Collaboration


Monday, May 24

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception

6:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker
Mr. Bruce Landsberg, President, AOPA Air Safety Foundation
“Aviation Weather Consistency Issues and Impacts from a General Aviation Perspective”

Garden Atrium of the Embassy Suites Hotel, KCI 

Tuesday, May 25

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Forum Registration
National Weather Service Training Center Auditorium

9 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
Welcome with Remarks by
Master of Ceremony: Pat Murphy, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, Aviation Weather Center
Bob Maxson, Director, Aviation Weather Center

9:20 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
Opening Plenary Speaker
Dr. John “Jack” Hayes, Assistant Administrator for Weather Services and Director National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
"State of NWS Aviation Programs"

9:35 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
Guest Speaker
Mr. Ralph Tamburro, Traffic Management Officer, New York TRACON
“Aviation Weather Consistency Issues and Impacts from a TRACON/Airport Perspective”

10:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Morning Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Guest Speaker
Mr. Kevin Johnston, Senior Meteorologist, FAA System Operations
"Aviation Weather Consistency Issues and Impacts from a Command Center Perspective”

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Guest Speaker
Mr. Brian Collins, Meteorologist, Southwest Airlines
“Aviation Weather Consistency Issues and Impacts from an Airline Perspective”

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Break-out Sessions
Facilitator Led Dialogue
“Consistency in Aviation Weather Products”

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. 

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Breakout Presentations
“Consistency in Aviation Weather Products: Ideas and Impacts”       

4:30 p.m.
Adjourn for the Day

Wednesday, May 26

9 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.    
Summary Recap: "Identification of Issues and Major Themes"  

9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Facilitator Led Group Exercise “A Focus on Solutions”  

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Closing Remarks and Forum Evaluation

11: 45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Group Tour of the Aviation Weather Center