11 May Enroute Hazardous Meteorological Information - The Future May 11, 2018 In the last issue of Altitude, we ran an article from the Hong Kong Observatory on SIGMETs and the attempts to improve this “legacy” meteorological product. In this issue, we look at some of the future possibilities and initiatives to provide better En-route Hazardous Meteorological Information to the user, especially, you, the pilot. Read more>> Related Posts Enroute Hazardous Meteorological Information - The Present Currently the occurrence or expected occurrence of enroute hazardous meteorological conditions which may affect the safety of aircraft operation is provided in the form of SIGMET which has a number of deficiencies. Read more>> Major Airports Meteorological Survey 2014 Industry perceptions of weather information provided by the Bureau of Meteorology (Bureau) are important in guiding where resources should be spent in the future. Read more>> Screening at Airports: Present & Future The fundamental reason why passenger screening activities have become more stringent in recent years is in direct response to the assessed prevailing threat level that applies to commercial aviation. At the present time, Australia’s National Terrorism Threat Level is assessed as PROBABLE. The scale ranges from Not Expected and escalates to Possible, Probable, Expected and Certain. Read more>> 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. Read more>> Sharing the Skies Safely Wildlife strikes are not Acts of God and can be avoided,” so Phil Shaw (Avisure CEO &Aviation Wildlife Expert) has stated on many occasions. I support his contention and believe that with some training, a few changes to our SOPs, and accurate and timely information, aircraft operators and pilots can actively reduce strikes, especially those that cause or have the potential to cause substantial damage. Read more>> IFALPA Asia/Pacific Regional Meeting 2019 In early November, pilot associations from all over the Asia Pacific Region gathered in Dhaka, Bangladesh to exchange information and discuss the issues presently facing the region. A total of 30 pilot representatives from over 10 countries were in attendance. AIPA was represented by Captain Shane Loney... Read more>> Comments are closed.