Soaring Forecasting: Models and Websites Overview
Walter Rogers is a retired NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) forecaster, glider contest pilot, and soaring weather forecast “guru.” He served with NWS for over 42 years, retiring from managing the Los Angeles ARTCC (FAA) Center Weather Service Unit in 2010.
Key expertise is in providing tailored aviation weather briefing support for special projects which have included: Voyager “Around The World” meteorologist team 1986, World Gliding Championships 1983, 1991, 2012, Perlan Steve Fossett altitude record 2004-2005, and numerous U.S. Regional National soaring contests. He is an active Discus 2A contest pilot ìWXî with over 4,000 hours total time. Competition wins include nine U.S. Regional championships and the 2008 Western Baron Hilton Cup.
He currently resides in Palmdale, California.