Weather-related accidents contribute to general aviation fatal accidents each year. These accidents continue to occur even with advancements in weather information technology available in cockpit display technology and mobile applications. The purpose of this session is to highlight a body of on-going human factors research addressing examining interpretability of aviation weather observations, displays, and forecasts; discussion of results from the weather information latency study; use of augmented reality to enhance aviation education, training, and weather information presentation; increasing the number and detail of GA pilot reports (PIREP’s); and GA Pilot In-flight Visibility Assessments. This paper provides an abstract for each of the topic areas.
Brown, L. J.,
& Johnson, M. E.
(2019). Weather Hazards in General Aviation: Human Factors Research to Understand and Mitigate the Problem. 20th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 421-425.