28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-10.4.3
PILOT CONVECTIVE WEATHER DECISION MAKING IN EN ROUTE AIRSPACE
S.-C. Wu, C. L. Gooding*, A. E. Shelley**, C. G. Duong***, W. W. Johnson****
San Jose State Univ. & NASA Ames, USA; *San Jose State Univ., USA; **De Anza College, USA; ***Stanford Univ., USA; ****NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Keywords: weather decision making, convective weather avoidance, weather deviation, en route airspace, pilots
The present research investigates characteristics exhibited in pilot convective weather decision making in en route airspace. In a part-task study, pilots performed weather avoidance under various encounter scenarios. Results showed that the margins of safety that pilots maintain from storms are as fluid as deviation decisions themselves.
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