Podcast: Navigating Through Convective Weather

April 24, 2023

Thunderstorms pose challenges for business aircraft operators and the team at FAA’s Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC), which is tasked with routing aircraft safely, quickly and efficiently across the national airspace system. However, proactive planning and use of various weather tools can help operators navigate around convective weather. “When a convective area is forecast along your normal route of flight, you may want to look at how you can route around that weather [as] you are doing your flight plans,” recommends Dean Snell, manager of NBAA Air Traffic Services at the ATCSCC. “This could very well get you ahead of the game if reroutes are needed on your day of operation.”

In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:

  • Roland Nuñez, acting national aviation meteorologist in charge at the FAA ATCSCC for the National Weather Service
  • Dean Snell, manager of NBAA Air Traffic Services

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