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Aviation Weather Information Requirements Study: by Byron M. Keel

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Title: Aviation Weather Information Requirements Study: by Byron M. Keel  
Author: Keel, Byron M.
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Description: This document contains information regarding topics such as Taxi and Take-Off, Departure, Initial Climb, and Initial Cruise, and National Transportation Safety Board (NSTB) Data...

Table of Contents
Contents 1 STUDY OVERVIEW.............................................................................................................................. 1 References ............................................................................................................................................... 2 2 AVIATION WEATHER DATA PRODUCT INVESTIGATION............................................................ 3 2.1 Task Summary................................................................................................................................ 3 2.2 Introduction .................................................................................................................................... 3 2.3 Atmospheric Hazards ...................................................................................................................... 4 2.4 Aviation System Components ......................................................................................................... 5 2.4.1 Aircraft Operators ................................................................................................................................ 5 2.4.1.1 Part 91 - General Operating and Flight Rules ................................................................................................... 6 2.4.1.2 Part 135 ? Air Taxi Operators and Commercial Operators ............................................................................... 6 2.4.1.3 Part 121 ? Domestic Commercial Operators..................................................................................................... 7 2.4.2 Aviation Weather Information Support System.................................................................................... 8 2.4.2.1 Federal Aviation Administration ...................................................................................................................... 8 2.4.2.2 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.......................................................................................... 8 2.5 A Review of Weather Products and Delivery Systems ................................................................. 10 2.5.1 Summary of Aviation Weather Products ............................................................................................ 10 2.5.2 Sensors ............................................................................................................................................... 16 2.5.3 Delivery Systems ............................................................................................................................... 16 2.6 Database Development and User Feedback .................................................................................. 17 2.6.1 Survey ................................................................................................................................................ 17 2.6.2 Weather Product Database.................................................................................................................. 17 2.6.2.1 Overview ....................................................................................................................................................... 17 2.6.2.2 Future Capabilities......................................................................................................................................... 19 2.6.3 User Inputs......................................................................................................................................... 19 2.6.3.1 United Parcel Service (UPS)........................................................................................................................... 19 2.6.3.2 Delta Airlines................................................................................................................................................. 21 2.6.3.3 National Weather Service Weather Forecast Offices ...................................................................................... 22 2.6.3.4 Southern Region Air Traffic Control .............................................................................................................. 23 2.6.3.5 Flight Information Systems ? Dean Resch...................................................................................................... 24 2.7 Deficiencies in the Current Set of Weather Products .................................................................... 25 2.7.1 Introduction........................................................................................................................................ 25 2.7.2 Data Format ....................................................................................................................................... 26 2.7.3 Support System.................................................................................................................................. 26 2.7.4 Sensors ............................................................................................................................................... 27 2.7.5 Forecasting and Modeling................................................................................................................... 28 2.8 A Look Forward to Requirements ................................................................................................. 28 References ............................................................................................................................................. 30 3 AVIATION WEATHER INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS RECOMMENDATIONS................... 31 3.1 Task Summary.............................................................................................................................. 31 3.2 Introduction .................................................................................................................................. 33 3.3 Fundamentals of Weather Phenomena .......................................................................................... 33 3.3.1 The Atmosphere................................................................................................................................. 34 3.3.2 Moisture ............................................................................................................................................. 34 3.3.3 Air Masses ......................................................................................................................................... 35 3.3.4 Thunderstorms ................................................................................................................................... 35 3.3.5 Gust Fronts......................................................................................................................................... 36 3.3.6 Downbursts ........................................................................................................................................ 36 3.3.7 Wind .................................................................................................................................................. 37 3.3.8 Icing ................................................................................................................................................... 37 3.4 Categories of Weather Hazards ..................................................................................................... 37 3.5 VFR and IFR Flight....................................................................................................................... 40 3.6 Weather Product Requirements as a Function of Phase of Flight ................................................. 41 3.6.1 Preflight Planning and Flight Plan Filing............................................................................................ 45 3.6.2 Preflight Operations ............................................................................................................................ 46

 

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