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Columbia South Carolina


NWS Columbia SC

Aviation Workshop

February 26, 2009



The NWS in Columbia wishes to thank all the agencies that sent representatives to the conference, along with all participating agencies and companies, for helping to make this conference such a success.


The Intended Audience for this Workshop was:
  • Aviation Forecasters
  • Airport Managers
  • Airline Representatives
  • Medevac Personnel
  • General Aviation Pilots

Sub-Regional Aviation Workshop Agenda
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February 26 Presenter (Organization) and Title
8:30 am - 9:00 am

CAE Aviation Team (Weather Forecast Office Columbia, SC) - Good Morning, Introductions and Objectives

9:00 am - 9:30 am  

Fred McMullen (Eastern Region Regional Aviation Meteorologist) - Eastern Region Aviation Topics

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Tom Horne (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) - NWS Briefing Products and General Aviation

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Judy Ghirardelli (Meteorological Development Lab) - Aviation Products from the Localized Aviation MOS Program

10:30 am - 10:45 am


10:45 am - 11:30 am

Tim Matuszewski (United Airlines) - Aviation Meteorology Support: Airline Perspective*

11:30 am - Noon

Paul Herzegh (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research) - Aviation Modeling*

Noon - 1:30 pm


1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Heather Heitzman (Delta Airlines) - Delta Meteorology
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Pat Murphy (Aviation Weather Center) - Aviation Weather Center Operations, Products, Collaboration, and Consistency
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Scott Dennstaedt (Chesapeake Aviation Training Inc.- Charlotte) - The Weather-Savvy GA Pilot in 2009
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm- 3:30 pm Doug Anderson (Columbia Metro Airport) - Airport Operations
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Brad Shealy (LifeNet SC) - Weather Impacts on Medevac Operations
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Jennifer McNatt (Weather Forecast Office Wakefield, VA) - Aviation Outreach
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Hunter Coleman (Weather Forecast Office Columbia, SC) - TAF Preparation
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Open Discussion
5:00 pm Workshop Concludes
  * represents a remote presentation via a go-to-meeting session

Attendee list

Any questions and comments regarding this conference can be directed

to Tenia Morrison at


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