The Civil Aerospace Medical Institute is currently conducting a proof-of-concept study for Pilot Reports (PIREP). A PIREP is an actual weather observation as encountered by a pilot in any phase of flight. Conventionally, most of these reports are transmitted by radio to a ground station for further dissemination, or these observations can be made via cell phone upon landing. The reports can contain information about turbulence, temperatures, icing, wind shear, volcanic ash or can include information about an airport such as runway conditions or ground equipment failures. While PIREP information can vary from country to country, the standard content includes a heading, aircraft location, time, flight level, and aircraft type.
PIREPS inform other pilots of meteorological data encountered in flight. PIREPS can be lifesaving information when relayed to other pilots about potential hazards.
For the period of time between November 4, 2022 and April 30, 2023; the FAA is looking for pilots who are flying within or overflying (e.g., in the flight levels) the areas with radius of ~ 50 nm from two airports:
- Will Rogers World Airport (KOKC) in Oklahoma and
- Nenana Municipal Airport (PANN) in Alaska
If interested please see the Link for further details: https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices/2023/Jan/Pilots_Needed_for_Proof_of_Concept_Study.pdf
Alaska FAASTeam [email protected]