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Forum: PIREPs: Pay it Forward…Because Weather for One is Weather for None

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NTSB Conference Center
6/21/2016 9:00 AM
 

 

Day 1 - June 21, 2016

OPENING REMARKS, SAFETY BRIEFING, AND PIREP AND WEATHER DISSEMINATION PRESENTATION (9:00 AM-9:30 AM)

Member Robert L. Sumwalt | Opening Statement
Brian Soper, Senior Air Traffic Investigator, Office of Aviation Safety

NTSB Staff:

Dana Schulze, Deputy Director, Office of Aviation Safety
Brian Soper, Senior Air Traffic Control (ATC) Investigator, Office of Aviation Safety
Paul Suffern, Senior Meteorologist, Office of Aviation Safety
Millicent Hoidal, regional Aviation Accident Investigator, Office of Aviation Safety, Alaska Regional Office
Mike Richards, Senior Meteorologist, Office of Aviation Safety
Brice Banning, Senior Aviation Accident Investigator, Office of Aviation Safety, Alaska Regional Office

PANEL 1: USE AND SIGNIFICANCE OF PIREPS TO WEATHER SERVICES, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL AND RESEARCH (9:30 AM-11:00AM)

This session will provide an overview of the different uses and importance of timely and accurate PIREP information to users throughout the National Airspace System.

Panelists:

Bruce Landsberg, Senior Safety Advisor
Air Safety Institute, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Presentation

Mike Bettwy, Warning Coordination Meteorologist
Aviation Weather Center, National Weather Service
Presentation

Jeff Osiensky, Deputy Chief-Alaska Region
Alaska Aviation Weather Unit, National Weather Service
Presentation

Rob Stephenson, Quality Control Manager
Anchorage Air Route Traffic Control Center, Federal Aviation Administration
Presentation

Dan Adriaansen, Associate Scientist
National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Presentation

LUNCH (11:00 AM-12:30 PM)

PANEL 2: SUBMISSION, SOLICITATION, AND DISSEMINATION (12:30 PM-2:10 PM)

This session will address the "lifecycle" of a PIREP, from solicitation or submission through full dissemination. What's working, what's not working, and things we can do better.

Panelists:

Gary Christiansen, Senior Air Traffic Control Specialist
Air Traffic Procedures Office, Federal Aviation Administration
Presentation

Matt Tucker, Weather Representative
Certified Professional Controller, National Air Traffic Controllers Association
Presentation

Bill Flett, Senior Manager
IFS & Operations Support CHIDD, United Airlines
Presentation

Tom Gressick, Senior Manager
NOC / Dispatch Training, Southwest Airlines
Presentation

Mike Glasgow, Chief Architect
Flight Services and Lockheed Martin Fellow, Lockheed Martin Flight Services
Presentation

Spike Smith, Air Traffic Control Specialist
Flight Service Safety and Operations, Federal Aviation Administration
Presentation

BREAK (2:15 PM-2:45 PM)

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION (2:45 PM-4:20PM)

This session will include a discussion among Member Robert L. Sumwalt, Dana Schulze, Deputy Director, Office of Aviation Safety, the NTSB technical panel, all panelists, and invited industry representatives.

CLOSING REMARKS (4:20 PM-4:30 PM)

Member Robert L. Sumwalt

 

DAY 2 – JUNE 22, 2016

OPENING REMARKS, SAFETY BRIEFING, AND PIREP AND WEATHER DISSEMINATION PRESENTATION (9:00 AM-9:15 AM)

Member Robert L. Sumwalt
Brian Soper, Senior Air Traffic Investigator, Office of Aviation Safety

PANEL 3: TRAINING, EDUCATION, AND OPERATIONS (9:15 AM-10:55 AM)

Panelists:

Bob Whitworth, Manager
AT Services Policy and Requirements, Safety and Tech Training, Federal Aviation Administration
Presentation

Tom George, Regional Manager
Alaska Region, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Presentation

Dr. Kim Szathmary, Assistant Professor
Aerospace and Occupational Safety, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Presentation

Dr. Richard Mangrum, Associate Professor of Aeronautics
Aviation Accreditation Board International
Presentation

John Kosak, Project Manager
Weather, Air Traffic Services, National Business Aviation Association
Presentation

Capt. Steve Jangelis, Vice Chairman
Aviation Safety, Air Line Pilots Association, International
Presentation

LUNCH (11:00 AM-12:30 PM)

PANEL 4: FUTURE IMPROVEMENTS (12:30 PM-2:10 PM)

This session will discuss the need for automation and some of the solutions expected in the near future, as well as an opportunity to showcase some emerging technologies.

Panelists:

Paula Rychtar, Deputy Program Manager
United States Voluntary Observing Ship Program, National Weather Service
Presentation

Bryan Heitman, Founder
Aerovie, LLC
Presentation

Steven Pritchett, Meteorologist
Program Management Branch, National Weather Service
Presentation

Tammy Farrar, Research Meteorologist
Aviation Weather Division, Federal Aviation Administration
Presentation

Elizabeth Krajewski, Product Manager
Aviation Forecast and Data Services, The Weather Company
Presentation

Dr. Neil Jacobs, Chief Scientist
Panasonic Avionics
Presentation

BREAK (2:15 PM-2:45 PM)

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION (2:45 PM-4:20 PM)

This session will include a discussion among Member Robert L. Sumwalt, Dana Schulze, Deputy Director, Office of Aviation Safety, the NTSB technical panel, all panelists, and invited industry representatives.

CLOSING REMARKS (4:20 PM-4:30 PM)

Member Robert L. Sumwalt

 


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