The FAA’s AWDE Services Team conducted several C&V focus group sessions with aviation users to assess the C&V product. During the focus group sessions, different solutions were presented displaying the probabilities of common flight rules, using the High Resolution Ensemble Forecast (HREF) source data. The results of these sessions provide valuable feedback to AWC going forward with the next C&V forecast product design iteration. Robust user feedback ensures the product is usable and provides sufficient decision support. The next phase of the evaluation is part of the Aviation Weather Testbed (AWT) annual Summer Experiment, planned for August 7th-18th, 2017. During the experiment, AWDE will evaluate user responses to the C&V product versions in real time and gather operationally-oriented feedback from the participants. Highlights from these evaluations will be presented.
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