Browse Publications Technical Papers 2002-01-1521

Graphical Weather Information System Evaluation: Usability, Perceived Utility, and Preferences from General Aviation Pilots 2002-01-1521

Weather is a significant factor in General Aviation (GA) accidents and fatality rates. Graphical Weather Information Systems (GWISs) for the flight deck are appropriate technologies for mitigating the difficulties GA pilots have with current aviation weather information sources. This paper describes usability evaluations of a prototype GWIS by 12 GA pilots after using the system in flights towards convective weather. We provide design guidance for GWISs and discuss further research required to support weather situation awareness and in-flight decision making for GA pilots.


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