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3 Hour TAF Amendments
Implementation date: June 30, 2010
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Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) will provide routine 3-hour TAF amendments for the 35 Operational Evolution Partnership (OEP) airports. This is to accommodate air traffic management by providing the most up to date information.Click here for more information.

National Aviation BrochureAvi
The first of its kind, a NWS national aviation brochure outlining and detailing aviation services provided across the country. National Aviation Services Brochure cover and link
Industry Day 2010

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An Industry Day event occurred on July 20, 2010, in Silver Spring, MD. This program was designed to assist NOAA in identifying resources as well as inform potential qualified vendors of the NextGen Program with the best available information intended for the forthcoming Request for Proposal (RFP). One-on-one information sessions were held in the afternoon between key NOAA personnel and interested vendors following the morning presentations by key Government staff. The FAA, as a partner of the 4-D Weather Data Cube, addressed questions. For further details, please visit our NextGen Website.

AirVenture Oshkosh 2010
NOAA's NWS Aviation Services Branch representatives and NextGen team members participated in the Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA) 2010 AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI, and helped staff the NOAA/NWS booth. AirVenture Oshkosh, the world’s premier aviation “fly-in,” drew more than 535,000 visitors from July 26-Aug 1 2010. NextGen specific presentations were given to pilots and other aviation interests at the AirVenture International Federal Pavilion during the week. Local news radio station WOSH also interviewed a NextGen team member for insight and background.

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The Front, Aviation Weather Safety Newsletter
The Front logo and link for newsletter The Front, Aviation Weather Safety Newsletter