The Structure of the NWS Aviation Program

The Structure of the NWS Aviation Program

After completing this module, the learner will be able to:

  1. Explain the air traffic management and air traffic control structure and responsibilities (at a high level) for FAA operations
  2. Identify online resources to obtain information about FAA operations
    1. Identify the major components of the NWS aviation program
    2. Describe each unit’s role, the partners it serves, the collaboration involved, and the products it provides
  3. List key ways that meteorologists provide aviation forecast products and Decision Support Services (DSS) to the NAS
    1. Explain the importance and impacts of TAFs on the planning processes of the FAA, commercial airlines and general aviation.
    2. Explain the DSS role and functions of embedded NWS meteorologists in FAA facilities.
    3. Describe the collaborative process for the creation of the TFM Convective Forecast (TCF) product and how it is used by the FAA, airlines, and general aviation.