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Qualitative Assessment of General Aviation Pilots’ Perceptions of Preflight Weather Briefings
SessionAS1: Aerospace Systems
LocationHarborside Salon B
DescriptionPrior to departing on a flight, General Aviation pilots complete a pre-flight planning process to ensure the safety of their flight. One aspect of the pre-flight planning process is obtaining a briefing on the weather conditions that the pilot might encounter along their flight route. Traditionally pilots have utilized a phone-in service run by Flight Services to aid in their assessment of weather conditions. However, research indicates that pilots are increas-ingly reliant on conducting self- briefing using online resources. The purpose of this study is to determine pilot perceptions of obtaining a phone-in brief in comparison to self-briefing.