Airport Surface Weather Observation Options for General Aviation Airports

This report identifies currently available options for providing airport surface weather observations at general aviation airports. Surface weather observations are an important component of many operational decisions at general aviation airports, particularly those related to go/no go, runway and approach selection, and crosswind landings. In some cases, specific airport surface weather observation information is required to meet regulatory requirements for specific types of aviation operations, including takeoffs and landings under instrument flight rules. The need for surface weather observations at general aviation airports varies depending on the type of operations that an airport can, or wishes to, support. This study is based on information acquired through a literature review and survey results from 27 airports participating in the study located in several geographic regions across the United States. Results of the literature review and survey and case examples describing the different types of surface weather observing capabilities currently employed at general aviation airports are presented.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 107p
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01727045
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309480925
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project 11-03, Topic S04-22
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 31 2019 10:05AM