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2022-08-26

Dear Friends and Partners in Aviation Weather,

Registration is now open for the Fall 2022 FPAW Meeting (25-27 October 2022) for those wishing to attend virtually or in-person in Norman, Oklahoma.  To register, please see the event web page on our website. The registration deadline is Friday, October 14.

FPAW Co-Chairs
Matt Fronzak and Matthias Steiner

2022-08-24

Dear Friends and Partners in Aviation Weather,

The Fall 2022 FPAW Meeting agenda is here. We hope you will join us in-person in Norman, OK, or virtually, on 25-27 October 2022 for two and one half days of important meteorological and organizational discussions. Regarding the latter, we intend to introduce the FPAW Steering Committee to the world on Thursday, 27 October 2022. So stick around for all three days to get the entire story!

FPAW Co-Chairs
Matt Fronzak and Matthias Steiner

2022-08-24

Hello, fellow aviation weather enthusiasts!

The joint FAA/Industry Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) Weather Evaluation Team (WET), through their Task #106, has been asked to gain a better understanding of how the Traffic Flow Management (TFM) Convective Forecast (TCF) product (the successor to the Collaborative Convective Forecast Product, or CCFP) is used. The TCF product is intended to provide a graphical representation of forecast convection which meets specific coverage, intensity, and echo top height criteria. TCF graphics are used by decision makers in FAA Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCCs), the FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC), and industry, to aid in making traffic flow decisions across the NAS.

Because of the wide usage and need for convective weather products to ensure safe flights, the WET is using a survey, found at https://forms.gle/sEQVirdur9dfruEQ8, to better understand how the aviation community as a whole is using the TCF product to inform decision making and how the graphics are being interpreted.

In particular, the survey intends to provide input and guidance on the following objectives and related questions:

Objective 1: Determine the suitability of the TCF graphics:

  • Image removed.How are the graphics interpreted?
  • Image removed.What decisions are made based on the graphics?
  • Image removed. Do the graphics have the information necessary for decision making? Do the coverage categories support decision making?

Image removed.Objective 2: Determine the usability of the TCF graphic:

  • Are the graphics easy to interpret?
  • Image removed.Are the coverage categories easy to understand?

All FPAW members who use, or have used, the TCF in support of traffic management or flight operations decision making are strongly encouraged to take the survey, once again found at https://forms.gle/ sEQVirdur9dfruEQ8.

 

FPAW Co-Chairs
Matt Fronzak
Matthias Steiner

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2022-07-14

Dear FPAW Members,

Presentations and videos are now available on the website.

https://fpaw.aero/events/2022/fpaw-2022-spring-meeting

2022-04-13

Dear Friends and Partners in Aviation Weather,

Here is the final agenda for the FPAW Spring meeting next week.  Please don't forget to register for the meeting as soon as possible if you haven't done so already or you will not receive the call information (for remote participants) or you may not be able to get admitted to the MITRE building because you are not on the security list (for in-person participants).  We look forward to stimulating discussions next week.  Thank you!

With best wishes,

Matt Fronzak and Matthias Steiner

Final Agenda

2022-03-17

Spring 2022 FPAW Meeting

Dear Friends and Partners in Aviation Weather,

We are beyond thrilled to announce that the Spring 2022 FPAW Meeting will be held IN-PERSON in the MITRE 1 Auditorium (1H220) on the campus of The MITRE Corporation, 7525 Colshire Drive, McLean, VA 22102 on Tuesday, April 19th and Wednesday, April 20th, from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT both days. For those unable to travel to the meeting, teleconferencing capabilities will be provided, making this a “hybrid” meeting. Please note that this meeting marks a return to the pre-COVID FPAW meeting time structure, i.e., the FPAW Planning Meeting will take place on the first half of Day 1, and then the FPAW Plenary Meeting will follow on the second half of Day 1 and all of Day 2.

** Important – MITRE Vaccination Policy for In-Person Attendees **

MITRE policy requires all visitors to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with an official issued vaccination card or a photo of the card each time they enter a MITRE facility. In addition, effective March 1, 2022, MITRE policy states that wearing a mask is no longer required for large MITRE meetings and gatherings, as well as in the cafeterias. However, individuals may choose to mask in ANY space in ANY MITRE facility at ANY time.

** Important – Registration Information for All Attendees **

All attendees, both in-person and virtual, must register for the Spring 2022 FPAW Meeting at the FPAW web site here. During the registration process, you will be asked to select either in-person and remote attendance. If there is any possibility that you might attend in-person, you are strongly encouraged to select that option. This will facilitate entry into the meeting room.

The latest agenda, hotel information and a map of the MITRE campus can be accessed on the same registration FPAW web page.

Teleconferencing information will be sent by email to all registrants prior to the meeting.

This promises to be a special FPAW meeting, on multiple levels. We hope to see as many of you in-person as possible.

 

Matt Fronzak / MITRE CAASD

Matthias Steiner / NCAR

 

2022-03-14
April 19, 2022 - April 20, 2022

Register Here

2022-01-06

Dear Friends and Partners in Aviation Weather,

As we leave a challenging year behind, we look forward to beginning 2022 with fresh energy and hope to see you in person very soon. In the meantime, here are a few updates for you.

  • The FPAW website has been updated and contains all presentation material from the Spring and Fall 2021 FPAW meetings. You may have also noticed that the website now includes material from past FPAW meetings, all the way back to 2001.
  • The Spring 2022 FPAW Plenary meeting will take place during the week of April 18, 2022. A draft agenda is attached to this email.
    • If meeting in person is deemed feasible, the Spring 2022 FPAW meetings (Plenary and Planning) will take place on the campus of The MITRE Corporation in McLean, VA on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 19-20, 2022. There will be a remote participation option.
      Following the Tuesday morning (approximately 0800E – 1200E) Spring 2022 Planning meeting, which everyone is encouraged to attend, the Spring 2022 Plenary meeting will take up the afternoon (approximately 1300E – 1700E). The Spring 2022 Plenary meeting will then continue the following day, Wednesday, April 20, 2022, from approximately 0800E – 1700E.
    • Should ongoing pandemic-related health concerns and restrictions make an in-person meeting infeasible, our fallback position will be to hold the Spring 2022 FPAW Plenary meeting completely virtually on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 19-21, 2022, from approximately 1100E – 1600E daily. The Spring 2022 FPAW Planning meeting will then take place virtually from 1100E – 1600E approximately two weeks later, likely on Wednesday, May 5, 2022.
    • In consideration of everyone’s travel arrangements, we will aim to make and communicate the in-person/virtual decision in late February 2022.

FPAW 2022 Spring Draft Agenda

We wish you and your family all the best in the coming year!

Matt Fronzak and Matthias Steiner

FPAW Co-Chairs