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31st Issue

 

Pilot's Corner

Outcomes of the Conjoint ICAO Meteorology Divisional and WMO Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology Meeting in 2014

Outcomes of the Conjoint ICAO Meteorology Divisional and WMO Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology Meeting in 2014

The ICAO Meteorology Divisional Meeting was held in Montreal, Canada between 7 and 18 July 2014 conjointly with the Fifteenth Session of WMO Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology (CAeM). The Conjoint Meeting is held every 8-12 years to discuss the future directions of aviation meteorological services...

 

Latest Development

Director of the Hong Kong Observatory re-elected as President of WMO's Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology

Director of the Hong Kong Observatory re-elected as President of WMO's Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology

The Director of the Hong Kong Observatory, Mr Shun Chi-ming, was re-elected President of the Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology (CAeM) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in the fifteenth session of the Commission held in Montreal, Canada in July 2014. He will serve a second 4-year term as the President from 2014 to 2018...

Global SIGMET Monitoring Webite

"Global SIGMET Monitoring" Website

The "Global SIGMET Monitoring" website offers a one-stop shop for access to hazardous weather warnings and advisories that are currently valid around the world. Weather icon would be displayed on area(s) with significant weather based on latest SIGMET, Volcanic Ash advisory (VAA) and Tropical Cyclone advisory (TCA)....

Global SIGMET Monitoring Webite

TAF Verification Software on CBS Software Exchange Registry

The new version of ICAO Annex 3 (i.e. 18th edition) requires that a quality management system (QMS) of the aeronautical meteorological services be established by the Contracting State. Among other perspectives of quality measurement, gauging the accuracy of forecasts, in particular terminal aerodrome forecasts (TAF), is indispensable...

 

Collaboration

Celebrating 10 years of Close Collaboration with Local Aviators

Celebrating 10 years of Close Collaboration with Local Aviators

The Liaison Group on Weather Information for General Aviation celebrated its 10th anniversary on 8 August 2014. Speaking at the celebrating ceremony, the Assistant Director of the Hong Kong Observatory, Ms Sharon LAU, said, "This liaison group was set up to foster better understanding of the needs of General Aviation...

Refreshers on Aviation Meteorology for Local Flying Members

Refreshers on Aviation Meteorology for Local Flying Members

The Hong Kong Observatory gave a talk on aeronautical meteorology and weather information provided by the Observatory to members of the Hong Kong Aviation Club (HKAC) on 21 July evening. The seminar was jointly organized with HKAC to refresh their members' knowledge on aviation meteorology and to provide an update on the different weather information provided by the Observatory...

 

Education and Training

Data from Aloft

Data from Aloft

Have you ever thought that the aircraft you fly is a vital source of meteorological data? This data collection project is part of the World Meteorological Organization Aircraft Meteorological Data Relay (AMDAR) programme. Participating aircraft, after installing a computer software, will regularly transmit the meteorological data collected in flight like wind speed, wind direction and temperature to the ground. Of course, one could also get the location of the aircraft from the data...

A Brief Account of Aircraft Icing

A Brief Account of Aircraft Icing

Aircraft icing, or simply icing, means ice forms and attaches to the body of the aircraft. Since Hong Kong is located in the sub-tropical region, the chance is very slim for ice to form on aircraft when parking on the ground. Hence, most of the aircraft icing reports received in Hong Kong occurred in-flight when the aircraft flied through cloud layers...

 

Conjoint ICAO Meteorology Divisional and WMO Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology Meeting 2014

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