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October 25, 2011
8:00 AM - 9:25 AM -- First Morning Session
Opening Remarks
Shawn Bennett, Meteorologist in Charge, NWS Forecast Office, Albuquerque NM
Hot Topics from the FAA Safety Team [PPT - 3.8MB]
JD Huss, FAA Safety Team Program Manager, Albuquerque, NM
Density Altitude: Form & Function [PPT - 2.2MB]
Lee Truitt, FAA Safety Team Representative; Aviation Programs Director, Southwest Learning Center, Albuquerque, NM
What You See is What You Get: LIFR Weather Conditions Vs. Pilot's View from the Cockpit [PPT - 3.5MB]
Fred Gibbs, Safety Program Director, Arizona Pilot's Association, Flagstaff, AZ
9:55 AM - 11:10 AM -- Second Morning Session
Flying Mountain Microscale Weather: A New Perspective
Margaret Lamb, Sunshine Aviation Safety Studies, Questa, NM
Low Level Wind Shear: Anticipation, Avoidance & Forecasting [PPT - 5.4MB]
Sarah Jenson, Aviation Program Leader, NWS Forecast Office, Amarillo, TX
12:10 PM - 1:30 PM -- First Afternoon Session
Thunderstorm Avoidance and the Dryline [PPT - 10.5MB]
Mr. James Kratzer, Acting Weather Flight Commander, Cannon AFB, NM; and David Craft, Aviation Products & Services Program Co-leader, NWS Forecast Office, Albuquerque NM
Weather Radar Interpretation for Pilots & Air Traffic Controllers [PPT - 22.5MB]
Jody James, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS Forecast Office, Lubbock, TX
Simple Ways for Aviators to Use & Interpret Upper Air Soundings [PPT - 2.2MB]
Andrew Rorke, Aviation Program Leader, NWS Forecast Office, Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA
1:50 PM - 3:30 PM -- Second Afternoon Session
Turbulence and Icing: Recognition & Avoidance [PPT - 8.0MB]
Gregory Harris, Meteorologist, Aviation Weather Center, Kansas City, MO
Flight Service Today [PPT - 3.2MB]
Rose Marie Kern, Lockheed Martin Flight Service, Prescott Hub, Prescott Valley, AZ
Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) Weather Update [PPT - 4.7MB]
Mark Miller, NOAA NextGen Weather Program Manager, NWS Office of Science & Technology, Silver Spring, MD
Closing Remarks
James Reynolds, Meteorologist in Charge, ZAB ARTCC Weather Service Unit, Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque Center Tour Warm-Up: Top 10 Weather Answers for Air Traffic Controllers [PPT - 1.0MB]
Neil Haley and Roger Smith, Meteorologists, ZAB ARTCC Weather Service Unit
Tour of the Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZAB ARTCC) 4:00 - 5:00 PM
James Reynolds, Meteorologist in Charge, ZAB ARTCC Weather Service Unit, Albuquerque, NM
Happy Hour and Social Dinner 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Romano's Macaroni Grill located across Louisiana Boulevard from the Albuquerque Marriott
October 26, 2011
8:00 AM - 9:40 AM -- First Morning Session
Opening Remarks
David Craft, Aviation Products & Services Program Co-leader, NWS Forecast Office, Albuquerque, NM
Welcome to Albuquerque Center "ZAB" [PPT - 9.9MB]
Larry Braaten, Acting Air Traffic Manager, ARTCC, Albuquerque, NM
Aviation Weather Hazards in the Western US and the NWS Role in Corresponding Decision Support [PPT - 1.2MB]
Brian Collins, Meteorologist, Southwest Airlines, Dallas, TX
NetJets Unique Aviation Weather [PPT - 4.5MB]
Steve Glauer, Lead Meteorologist, Net Jets Inc., Columbus, OH
Weather & Forecasts for Cross Country Soaring [PPT - 7.9MB]
Brian Resor, Albuquerque Soaring Club, Albuquerque, NM
9:55 AM - 12:00 PM -- Second Morning Session
Using TAF Verification for Decision Support [PPT - 0.7MB]
Chuck Kluepfel, Verification Program Leader, NWS HQ Performance Branch, Silver Spring, MD
Optimizing WFO Aviation Services & Forecasts [PPT - 0.9MB]
Dan Shoemaker, Aviation Program Leader, NWS Forecast Office, Fort Worth, TX
Best Practices & Decision Support Services During a December 2010 Snow Squall [PPT - 4.6MB]
Kenneth Widelski, Aviation Products & Services Program Co-leader, NWS Forecast Office, Albuquerque, NM
Using Climatology to Forecast Convection in SE Colorado [PPT - 4.6MB]
Stan Rose, Aviation Program Leader, NWS Forecast Office, Pueblo, CO
1:00 PM - 2:35 PM -- First Afternoon Session
Survey of Convective Weather Impacting Commercial Aviation Operations at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport [PPT - 12.3MB]
Jeremy Mazon & Dr. Curtis James, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ
Use of Dual Polarization Radar in Aviation Decision Support [PPT - 16.4MB]
Kenneth Drozd, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS Forecast Office, Tucson, AZ and Hector Vasquez, Aviation Program Leader, NWS Forecast Office, Phoenix, AZ
The Forecaster in the "NextGen Era" [PPT - 5.0MB]
Mark Miller, NOAA NextGen Weather Program Manager, NWS Office of Science & Technology, Silver Spring, MD
Hot Topics from NWS Aviation Services Branch [PPT - 1.8MB]
Cammye Sims, Meteorologist, NWS Aviation Services Branch
2:50 PM - 4:00 PM -- Second Afternoon Session
Hot Topics in the NWS Western Region Aviation Program [PPT - 1.3MB]
Carl Gorski, Deputy Chief, NWS Western Region Meteorological Services Division, Salt Lake City, UT
NWS Leadership Panel Discussion
Cammye Sims, Meteorologist, NWS Aviation Services Branch
Carl Gorski, Deputy Chief, NWS Western Region Meteorological Services Division
Paul Witsaman, Regional Aviation Meteorologist, NWS Southern Region, Fort Worth, TX
Closing Remarks
Jessica Nolte, Aviation Program Leader, NWS Forecast Office, Phoenix, AZ
Poster Presentations
Understanding the TAF's
Brandt Maxwell, Aviation Program Leader, NWS Forecast Office, San Diego, CA
Widespread Blowing Dust Events in the Southwest New Mexico & Far West Texas
Lance Tripoli, Aviation Program Leader; David Novlan, Meteorologist; and Mike Hardiman, Meteorologist; NWS Forecast Office, El Paso, TX
The Dry Line
Lance Tripoli, Aviation Program Leader, NWS forecast Office, El Paso, TX
Aviation Weather Center's Flight Path Tool
Lance Tripoli, Aviation Program Leader, NWS forecast Office, El Paso, TX
Synoptic Patterns Associated with Low Ceilings at KPHX
Roger Smith and Neil Haley, Meteorologists, ZAB ARTCC Weather Service Unit

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