New Members Joining the Liaison Group on Weather Information for General Aviation
The Fourth Meeting of the Liaison Group on Weather Information for General Aviation was held on 30 July at the Hong Kong Observatory Headquarters. Participants from the local general aviation community include representatives from the Government Flying Service, Hong Kong Aviation Club and helicopter companies. To enhance collaboration within the local aviation community and promote aviation meteorology to the general public, the Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps, Scout Association of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Helicopter Club were invited to join the Liaison Group.
In the meeting, our colleagues reported results of a recent annual survey on aviation weather services. Respondents of the survey generally considered that the aviation weather services provided by the Observatory were better than a few years ago. The meeting was also informed of the recent enhancements to aviation weather services including sharing of pilot reports and weather observations among local aviators. The meeting discussed ways to promote the use of the sharing platform in the general aviation community as well as the ideas of promoting education on aviation meteorology to the youth in Hong Kong.
Fig.1: Representatives of the local general aviation community in the Fourth Meeting of the Liaison Group on Weather Information for General Aviation.