With more than 5 million square miles of U.S. Domestic Airspace and 24 million square miles of U.S. Oceanic Airspace to cover, it’s easy to see how important weather observation and forecasting are to aviation. The FAA is in the midst of a massive modernization of its air traffic management systems, and you can bet, a major focus of this overhaul includes minimizing the impacts of day-to-day weather on flight operations. Today, we welcome the manager of the FAA’s Aviation Weather Division, Dr. Bill Bauman, whose industry experience spans nearly 4 decades. Please put your trays and seat backs in the upright position, and get ready for an inside look at the next generation of the FAA!