Director of the Hong Kong Observatory visiting Government Flying Service (GFS)
16 November 2011
He had a discussion with the Controller of GFS, Captain Michael C.P. Chan, to review the collaboration between the two departments on various areas, such as windshear and turbulence investigation, meteorological data collection during tropical cyclone situations and radiation monitoring. They also looked into future possibilities In particular, the replacement fixed-wing aircraft of GFS will be equipped with a set of sophisticated meteorological measuring system and will have real-time data downlinking capability. The possibilities of measuring vertical profiles of meteorological parameters and sampling fine particles in the atmosphere were also explored.
Mr. C.M. Shun, Director of the Hong Kong Observatory (third from left), photographed with Captain Michael C.P. Chan, Controller of GFS (third from right) and other colleagues in front of the fixed-wing aircraft of GFS that has been equipped with the meteorological measuring system.