Who We Are

Our fleet of aircraft and specialized equipment wouldn't do us any good if it weren't for the people behind them. Below is a list of NOAA Meteorologists who are trained to work as Flight Directors on NOAA's heavy aircraft (hurricane hunters). AOC Flight Directors use a combination of aviation training and meteorological expertise to assist NOAA scientists and customers with both pre-flight planning and real-time mission decisions. Acting as a liaison between safety and science, AOC Flight Directors take personal pride in the quality and uniqueness of data sets collected on all science missions. You may speak to them directly by calling 813-828-3310 followed by their personal extension. If available, you can click on a flight director's name to read his/her biography.

Title Name Speciality Extension Email
Section Chief Paul Flaherty Training and Standardization 3094 paul.flaherty
@noaa.gov
Senior Flight Director Jack Parrish Outreach and Education 3077 jack.r.parrish
@noaa.gov
Senior Flight Director A. Barry Damiano Data/QC 3073 a.barry.damiano
@noaa.gov
Junior Flight Director Jessica Williams Radar/Web 3140 jessica.williams
@noaa.gov
Flight Director Trainee Richard Henning Research/
Dropsondes
3086 richard.henning
@noaa.gov
Flight Director Trainee LCDR Nancy Ash Programs/
UAS Support
3137 nancy.ash
@noaa.gov
Flight Director Trainee Ian Sears Data/QC 3039 ian.sears
@noaa.gov
IT Specialist Leonard Miller CAMS/AAMPS 3139 leonard.miller
@noaa.gov


 

 

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