OPERATIONAL METEOROLOGY FOR SST OPERATIONS

James K. Thompson

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: SUPERSONIC TRANSPORT development programs are now mainly engrossed in engineering adjustment, evaluation, and selection activities. While meteorological informat’ion requirements for subsonic operations should about be the same as for other aircraft systems, a number of flightpath problems exist which, if exploited, could lead to greatly improved capabilities to provide direct support for aircraft operations in general as well as for SST operations. Delivery of timely information to pilots and controllers in the framework of decisions or actions to be taken will be desired. The short period of time between preflight planning activities and the time of landing at points about Ws of the way around the world willemphasize the need for more nearly real time observations and world wide cooperation between weather services.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 15, Number 2
Pages: 162 - 168
Cite this article: Thompson, James K., "OPERATIONAL METEOROLOGY FOR SST OPERATIONS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 15, No. 2, Summer 1968, pp. 162-168.
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