Graphical Forecast for Aviation to Replace Text-Based Area Forecasts on Oct. 10 | Paperless Cockpit

Graphical Forecast for Aviation to Replace Text-Based Area Forecasts on Oct. 10

The transition to graphical forecasts for aviation (GFAs) for the continental U.S. is set to be complete on Oct. 10, when the current textual area forecasts will be discontinued. The move, in a transition phase since July, will enable National Weather Service Aviation Weather Center forecasters to focus their efforts on maximizing operational benefit to airspace users, resulting in improved weather information to decision-makers, FAA officials explained in a notice highlighting the change. "This is a huge step forward," says John Kosak, NBAA Air Traffic Services project manager for weather. "The graphical forecasts provide much finer resolution than any text-based forecast ever could."

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