Applying Change Management to General Aviation: Pilot Self-Briefings for Weather
Event Type
Technical Groups
Student Forum
TimeTuesday, October 5th10:30am - 10:45am EDT
LocationGrand Salon I
DescriptionGeneral aviation (GA) pilots are increasingly relying on available weather technology to conduct preflight weather self-briefings, rather than call-in briefings to Flight Services. However, research has shown that GA pilots’ have difficulty in interpreting weather products, such as radar, and that this problem persists even after additional training. The domain of change management examines how to properly plan and implement transitions in technology. The current pa-per examines this transition from call-in to self-briefing using principles of change management, specifically from the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology.