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2021-09-08

Fall Meeting Registration

We are about one month away from the Fall 2021 Friends and Partners in Aviation Weather (FPAW) meeting, to be held on 4-7 October 2021. Please note that this will once again be a virtual-only meeting. Also, be advised that you will need to specifically Register on the FPAW website to receive dial-in information to attend and participate in the FPAW meeting! The registration closes on Wednesday, September 29.

The Fall 2021 FPAW meeting will be a Technical Exchange Meeting (TEM) focused on all federal agencies that (1) conduct flight operations, and therefore have a need for weather guidance, and/or (2) perform weather research that ultimately supports flight operations. The goal of this TEM is to gain awareness of current and planned research efforts, identify gaps in support, uncover any redundancies in activities, inform industry and academia (both of which groups are also invited to participate) of needs and opportunities, and brainstorm plans for future collaborations.

Also, please note that the FPAW Planning meeting will take place on 20 October 2021. We encourage you to use the Submit A Topic link on the FPAW website link to identify topics that you would like to see discussed at a future FPAW meeting. Thank you!

With best wishes, Matthias Steiner and Matt Fronzak

2021-08-10

Dear Friends and Partners in Aviation Weather,FPAW Logo

The Fall 2021 FPAW Meeting will take place on October 4-7, 2021 between 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM EDT daily. Given the uncertainties associated with the ongoing pandemic, we reluctantly made the decision to, once again, hold the meeting virtually. The meeting will be a Technical Exchange Meeting (TEM) among federal agencies that conduct (1) weather research impacting, assisting, or supporting aviation and/or (2) operations that require aviation weather information. The goal of this TEM is to gain awareness of current and planned research efforts, uncover any redundancies in activities and identify research gaps, inform industry and academia of needs and opportunities (these groups will also be invited), and brainstorm plans for future collaborations.

The first three days will be focused on traditional (large transport, business, and general aviation), non-traditional (including but not limited to uncrewed aerial systems and urban air mobility), and multi-use (other efforts that benefit aviation) weather areas. Each day will highlight relevant operations, research and development activities and aviation weather governance, and end with an exchange of information concerning gaps and overlaps within and between that day’s presenting organizations. The fourth day is intended to expose gaps and discuss the synergies among all federal aviation weather agencies that participated.

The Fall 2021 FPAW Planning Meeting will take place two weeks later, on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, from 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM EDT. As usual, we will look at potential discussion topics for the next year’s Spring and Fall FPAW Meetings.

More details will be provided as we get closer to the FPAW Fall Meeting. Thank you!

With best wishes,

Matt Fronzak and Matthias Steiner

FPAW Co-Chairs

2020-08-19

The 2020 FPAW Fall meeting will be a virtual meeting again given the significant uncertainties remaining with the current pandemic situation.  The meeting will be spread over four days, albeit with shortened daily duration to accommodate four time zones from the East coast to Alaska.  The plenary meeting will be on three consecutive days from 13-15 October, followed by a planning meeting on 28 October two weeks later

We wanted to give you as much lead time as possible to allow you to keep those days and times blocked for FPAW.  We hope that you can participate and look forward to another stimulating FPAW meeting this fall.

PS:  Please don’t forget to submit your topics of interest on the FPAW website.  Thank you!

With best wishes,

Matthias Steiner and Matt Fronzak