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Weather Forecasting in the Digital Age

Weather Forecasting in the Digital Age

I recently attended the AAMC Expert Group at the invitation of the Hong Kong Observatory and was pleasantly surprised that the meteorologists present were prepared to listen to the users’ needs and were visionary in looking at the future of aviation meteorology. Herbert Puempel, from the WMO, gave the keynote speech and provided a radical look at the future of weather forecasting.

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Safety & Technical Update

Safety & Technical Update

The Safety and Technical (S&T) Team continues to participate in many forums and undertake activities to ensure that high safety standards are maintained in Australia and, through IFALPA, globally. The following is a brief outline of some of the current issues with which your Safety and Technical Committee has been engaged.

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FRMS & Runway Safety Seminar

FRMS & Runway Safety Seminar

On the 15-16th August this year, the AFAP Safety & Technical Committee co-organised a two-day regional FRMS and runway safety training event.

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Area Forecasts Are Going Graphical

Area Forecasts Are Going Graphical

The Bureau of Meteorology changed the format of Area Forecasts (ARFORs) from the current text based ARFOR to the more intuitive Graphical Area Forecasts (GAFs) and Grid Point Wind and Temperature Forecasts (GPWTs) on 9 November 2017.

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Fatigue Safety Action Group (FSAG)

Fatigue Safety Action Group (FSAG)

Fatigue is an ongoing consideration for us all, and as part of the FSAG group, we meet monthly to review data and make changes with the aim of improving pilots’ lives from the fatigue perspective.

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IFALPA AGE Committee Meeting

IFALPA AGE Committee Meeting

During the second week of October the Hong Kong Pilots Association (HKALPA) hosted the International Federation of Airline Pilots Association Aerodrome’s, Ground and Environment (AGE) annual committee meeting.

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Safety & Technical Update

Safety & Technical Update

The Safety and Technical (S&T) Team continues to participate in many forums and undertake activities to ensure that high safety standards are maintained in Australia and, through IFALPA, globally. The following is a brief outline of some of the current issues with which your Safety and Technical Committee has been engaged.

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