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National Weather Service Airmets Will Be Standardized

"Coming August 15, 2006 - the Aviation Weather Center will standardize the text format of AIRMET products issued for the continental U.S. Please see the Technical Implementation Notice and examples for further information."  (Note the new date)

See the June Edition of "The Front"

"The Front is a newsletter published by the National Weather Service (NWS). The mission of The Front is to enhance aviation safety by increasing the pilot's knowledge of weather systems and processes, and NWS products and services." The June issue discusses Model Output Statistics (an important tool used to develop Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts) and microburst recognition. 

Internet Weather Courses Sponsored by the Aviation Weather Committee

Although the formal Internet courses have been completed, you can still click on the following links to informally take the courses. All materials are on-line.

Job Opportunities for Aviation Meteorologists

Many of the questions we receive relate to job opportunities for aviation meteorologists. Aviation weather services in the United States are provided by variety of organizations including the National Weather Service, the military (Air Force, Marines, and Navy), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and private companies. You'll see this diversity reflected in the varied backgrounds of the Aviation Committee Members. These services are provided by individuals with a wide variety of education and experiences including meteorologists (see AMS guideline for a definition of a meteorologist), military weather specialists, and specialists in other fields requiring unique aviation weather knowledge. These positions and typical job prerequisites are listed below.

Meteorologist and Military Weather Specialist Positions

Non-Meteorologist Aviation Positions Requiring Specialized Weather Knowledge

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Last Updated: 25 Jul 2006