Accession Number : AD0602839

Title :   PILOT-TO-FORECASTER EVALUATION.

Descriptive Note : Evaluation rept. for 1 Jul-31 Dec 61,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s) : Hoisman,Alan J. ; Schaeffer,Janice A.

Report Date : MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 118

Abstract : An operational evaluation of the Pilot-to-Forecaster test service is reported. The purpose of the evaluation was to assess the operational benefits to aviation and air traffic control from a program of meteorological information and assistance provided to airborne pilots and Air Route Traffic Control Centers. The approach of the study is reflected in the four general types of data collection techniques used. They were: observation, interviews, records of air-ground forecaster transmissions, and user questionnaires. The major results of the evaluation are: (1) The Service is used by general aviation, air carriers, and occasionally, military pilots; (2) General aviation uses the Service, over all, significantly more than do air carriers; and (3) On the average, the Service is used approximately 25 times a day by pilots. ARTC controllers use it both on a scheduled and on-demand basis. The primary conclusions drawn from the results are that the Service has been successful in meeting its aims and purpose, and that implementation of the Service should be nationwide. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WEATHER FORECASTING, AVIATION SAFETY), (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, WEATHER FORECASTING), (*AVIATION SAFETY, WEATHER FORECASTING), PILOTS, TERMINAL FLIGHT FACILITIES, INTERCOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, CIVIL AVIATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE