David A. San key Administration's Forecast Systems Laboratory, the 1946-200 0 Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory, and the NWS, especially their Aviation David A. Sankey, a leader in the aviation weather Weather Center in Kansas City. In addition, he worked community, was killed in an aviation accident. He left extensively with other FAA offices and interested in- College Park, Maryland, on the evening of 9 Novem- dustry groups such as Air Line Pilots Association, the ber 2000 to visit his ailing father in Greenville, South Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and the Air Carolina. His aircraft, a Piper Cherokee, was reported Transport Association. missing for 10 days and was the focus of a four-state During his tenure at the FAA, Sankey also worked aerial and ground search before it was discovered in a as the technical lead for the Integrated Terminal ravine on the northwest side of Bull Mountain, near Weather System Program. He was the FAA represen- Stuart, Virginia. It is a tragedy that the aviation and tative on the NEXRAD Technical Advisory Commit- meteorology communities lost a respected colleague tee and a member of the North American Atmospheric and friend. It is a cruel irony that
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Apr 1, 2001
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