to NOAA’s Aircraft Operations Center projects home.
Tracking a hurricane, monitoring the health of the air
you breathe, surveying the endangered Right Whale population,
creating images of the World Trade centers to assist rescue
crews, measuring the snow pack to predict for water supply
and snow melt, updating aeronautical sectionals, monitoring
the health of NOAA’s Marine Sanctuaries, and tracking
winter storms are just a sampling of the projects supported
by AOC through the expertise of their personnel and aircraft.
projects division is responsible for translating scientific
objectives into flight. Based on the mission requests
of principle investigator scientists we assign appropriate
aircraft to complete the mission, and work with NOAA’s
Marine and Aviation Operations to coordinate light and
heavy aircraft requests. As the primary contact for
aircraft modifications, we work with Science and Engineering
Division (SED) to support scientific instrumentation.
Once a project is underway, we act as the primary liaison
in the field for the principle investigator.
provides a unique expertise to serve the Nation’s
science community through airborne research. Our platforms
collect data for the five
line offices of NOAA. AOC also supports scientific
aircraft missions with aircraft and scientific expertise
as requested by outside scientific
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Aircraft, Ship and Charter Forms
Click on Aircraft Time Requests: NOAA Form 56-48
Click on NOAA NMAO Aircraft Operations Survey
813-828-3310, fax 813-828-6681
of Programs Staff
Manager/ Flt Director