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Martin Babakian

Consultant Meteorologist

Martin is a meteorologist based in New South Wales, Australia.  He has a Graduate Diploma in Meteorology from the UN's World Meteorological Organization (WMO). He worked as a meteorologist for 17 years for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).  He retired at the weather office at RAAF Base Williamtown; just north of Newcastle, NSW, Australia.


After the RAAF, he joined the Department of Aviation (now the School of Psychology) at The University of Newcastle (Australia) teaching Air Transport Meteorology (incorporating the Australian ATPL) and Advanced International Aeronautical Meteorology.  Following 12 years as an Aviation Lecturer, Martin (in late-2005) retired and is served for a number of years as a Conjoint Lecturer in the School of Psychology, and with the Tom Farrell Institute at The University of Newcastle (Australia).


In addition to lecturing, Martin was the weather forecaster for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Radio in Newcastle for many years. He continues to support the community and farmers with forecasts on Bucketts Radio.


In April 2007, Martin retired as a meteorologist for Qantas Airways at Sydney Kingsford Smith airport. 


Martin regularly works with John Dutcher developing and teaching Aviation Meteorology.  John Dutcher also worked with Martin on number of operational meteorology research projects.  With Martin, John has also developed and taught the Meteorology in Aircraft Accident Investigation (METI)  course for the Southern California Safety Institute (SCSI); and a full ATPL Meteorology course for a flight college in Australia.