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Welcome to the Oklahoma Pilots Association

April 3rd Dinner Meeting

April 3rd, 2014 - 6:30 p.m. Social

7:00 p.m. meal & program

Speaker: Greg Carbin - Understanding Oklahoma Storms

Carbin is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM) at the NOAA, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, Storm Prediction Center (SPC) in Norman, Oklahoma.  Since 1996, Greg has performed in a variety of operational forecast capacities at the SPC.

Prior to starting his career with the National Weather Service (NWS) in Charlotte, North

Carolina in 1993, Greg worked in the private sector in New York and Vermont. He earned a B.S. degree in Meteorology from Lyndon State College in 1985 and has completed some graduate course work at the OU while an employee of the NWS. He is a 2011 graduate of the U.S. Department of Commerce Executive Leadership Development Program.

Greg is considered one of NOAA's leading experts on tornadoes and severe thunderstorm forecasting. He has appeared in major national and international media and has been interviewed extensively on topics from atmospheric science to the historical context of recent tornado outbreaks. Greg maintains the national tornado database as part of his duties at SPC and develops web-based content from this information when not working operational shifts, reviewing papers, or writing code.

Greg currently serves as a Councilor for the National Weather Association and is also Chair of the Association's Professional Development Committee. He was recently selected to serve on the Committee on Effective Communication of Weather and Climate Information, on the Board of Enterprise Communication, for the American

Meteorological Society.


Oklahoma Pilots Association (OPA) is a member controlled Not-For-Profit Organization for all pilots and aircraft owners.  OPA strives to serve the needs of general aviation pilots statewide, promoting aviation, education, and safety in personal and business flying.

Membership consists of students pilots through airline transport pilots, both civil and military and is open to all pilots and aircraft owners.  Annual membership dues are currently $35.00.

OPA holds monthly dinner meetings at the C.E. Page Building at Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma City.  Distinguished guest speakers present educational and safety related programs at the monthly dinner meetings.

OPA hosts monthly Fly Aways for lunch or dinner and weekend Fly Aways to interesting destinations.

OPA, through its charitable non-profit corporation, accepts money or property donated to the Vic Jackson Memorial Scholarship Fund which is awarded annually to a college student with career aspirations in the field of aviation.  Your contributions of money or property are tax deductible.

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