Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) Weather Summit
6:30 am MST
HEMS Weather Summit
In order to support avoidance of CFIT and loss of control (LOC) accidents, the FAA, the HEMS industry and the University Center for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) conducted a HEMS Weather Summit in early 2006. FAA asked UCAR’s Research Applications Laboratory (RAL) to develop a tool as a part of the Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) experimental web site. This tool would provide access to “gridded” ceiling and visibility assessment in areas between METAR and TAF reporting/forecasting sites.