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1 National Weather Service FAA Academy Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma City, OK National Weather Service FAA Academy Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma City, OK The National Weather Service Office at the FAA Academy Doug Streu- Meteorologist Instructor/Evaluations Officer

2 Who Are We? 7 NWS Employees 7 NWS Employees Meteorologist-in-Charge Meteorologist-in-Charge Administrative Support Assistant Administrative Support Assistant 5 Meteorologist Instructors/Evaluation Officers 5 Meteorologist Instructors/Evaluation Officers Funded by the FAA via Memorandum of Understanding Funded by the FAA via Memorandum of Understanding

3 Tom Dulong Meteorologist-In-Charge Renee Norman Administrative Assistant T&A…Property…Library Databases Mike Bender Senior Instr/Eval Computer Focal Pt. Webmaster John Jarboe Senior Instr/Eval Test Access Doug Streu Senior Instr/Eval LAWRS CBI En Route Course Devlp Marco Bohorquez Senior Instr/Eval Pilot Weather Briefing Robert Prentice Senior Instr/Eval AC00-45 Test Content Tower Visibility Course Development Current StaffingCurrent Staffing AC00-6

4 Mike Monroney Aeronautical CenterMike Monroney Aeronautical Center We Are Here 6,000 – 7,000 Staff

5 AMA-1 Superintendent AMA-2 Deputy Superintendent AMA-20 Training Services Support AMA-200 Regulatory Standards AMA-500 Air Traffic AMA-400 Technical Operation Training AMA-800 Aviation Security AMA-900 NAS Technical Services FAA Academy Organizational Structure

6 AMA-500 Division Manager AMA-510 Initial Training AMA-520 Advanced Training AMA-530 Systems Support AMA-511AMA-512 AMA-513 Tower CabTerminal RadarEn Route Air Traffic Division Organizational Structure

7 The mission of the NWS Office at the FAA Academy is to: What is Our Mission? 1.Provide weather training for FAA Air Traffic Controllers 2.Administer NWS Certification exams for Pilot Weather Briefers and Tower Visibility Observers “Keep pilots out of harms way by supporting the FAA” 4.Write reference material for the aviation community 3.Administer quality assurance for Pilot Weather Briefing Program

8 FAA Academy Residence Courses FAA Academy Residence Courses Air Traffic Basics - 26 hours of weather training for newly hired Air Traffic Controllers Air Traffic Controller Tower Visibility (4 hours) - Required to become certified to take tower visibility observations What Do We Do? Classroom Training Approximately 1,400 students per year  Approximately 1,400 students per year Approximately 500 students per year  Approximately 500 students per year

9 Collaboration between the FAA Air Traffic Training Division and NWS/FAA Academy Collaboration between the FAA Air Traffic Training Division and NWS/FAA Academy Major development completed Application of pertinent weather information to en route air traffic control decision-making Focus on en route hazards (e.g., thunderstorms, turbulence, icing) What Do We Do? New Course for En Route Controllers

10 Subject-matter experts for FAA Computer-Based Training (CBT) courses: Subject-matter experts for FAA Computer-Based Training (CBT) courses: Limited Aviation Weather Reporting Station (LAWRS)Limited Aviation Weather Reporting Station (LAWRS) Basic Aviation WeatherBasic Aviation Weather Weather Graphics InterpretationWeather Graphics Interpretation Adverse WeatherAdverse Weather Low-Level Wind Shear/Microburst AlertsLow-Level Wind Shear/Microburst Alerts WSR-88D Radar Image InterpretationWSR-88D Radar Image Interpretation Weather Satellite Data Interpretation What Do We Do? Computer-Based Training Courses

11 Issue "Certificate of Authority” for Pre-Flight Pilot Weather Briefing (approximately 100 in past year) Issue "Certificate of Authority” for Pre-Flight Pilot Weather Briefing (approximately 100 in past year) 3. WSR-88D Weather Radar (online) 4. Practical (oral) Pilot Weather Briefing (phone) 2. Satellite (online) 1.Weather Analysis (online) Briefer candidate must successfully pass the following certification examinations: Briefer candidate must successfully pass the following certification examinations: What Do We Do? Pilot Weather Briefing: Certification

12 Random/scheduled Pre-Flight practical pilot weather briefing proficiency checks (phone) Random/scheduled Pre-Flight practical pilot weather briefing proficiency checks (phone) What Do We Do? Pilot Weather Briefing: Quality Assurance Approximately 210 in the past yearApproximately 210 in the past year

13 Issue “Certificate of Authority” for En Route Flight Advisory Service (EFAS) Pilot Weather Briefing Issue “Certificate of Authority” for En Route Flight Advisory Service (EFAS) Pilot Weather Briefing 1. EFAS Weather Analysis (online) 2. Practical (oral) EFAS Weather Briefing (phone) Briefer candidate must successfully pass the following EFAS certification examinations: Briefer candidate must successfully pass the following EFAS certification examinations: What Do We Do? En Route Flight Advisory Service (EFAS) Certification Approximately 100 in the past yearApproximately 100 in the past year

14 Issue a “Tower Visibility Observers Certificate” to ATC personnel when they successfully pass the Tower Visibility Certification written examination. Issue a “Tower Visibility Observers Certificate” to ATC personnel when they successfully pass the Tower Visibility Certification written examination. What Do We Do? Tower Visibility Certification Approximately 1,500 in the past yearApproximately 1,500 in the past year

15 Pilot Weather Briefing (approximately 1,000 briefers) Pilot Weather Briefing (approximately 1,000 briefers)  Pre-flight and EFAS Tower Visibility (approximately 6,000 observers) Tower Visibility (approximately 6,000 observers) What Do We Do? Maintain Certification Databases

16 What Do We Do? Flight Service Office Evaluation Visits Lockheed Martin

17 FAA Flight Service Station Hub Flight Service Station (Satellite Office) What Do We Do? Flight Service Office Evaluation Visits

18  other NWS aviation weather directives  Review other NWS aviation weather directives NWS Instruction “Support to the FAA’s Pilot Weather Briefing Program” NWS Instruction “Support to the FAA’s Pilot Weather Briefing Program” FAA/NWS Advisory Circular “Aviation Weather Services” (AC 00-45) FAA/NWS Advisory Circular “Aviation Weather Services” (AC 00-45) FAA/NWS Advisory Circular “Aviation Weather: For Pilots and Flight Operations Personnel” (AC 00-6) FAA/NWS Advisory Circular “Aviation Weather: For Pilots and Flight Operations Personnel” (AC 00-6) What Do We Do? Write Reference Documents

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