Weather-related crashes continue to account for a significant proportion of general aviation (GA) accidents. In the present study, the decision-making performance and information acquisition strategies of inexperienced, intermediate, and experienced pilots were examined from a cognitive skill perspective. Data were obtained from information search patterns and verbal protocols during a series of 6 computer-based simulated flight scenarios. The results revealed both quantitative and qualitative differences between the strategies of experienced and inexperienced pilots. The implications of these results are discussed in terms of weather-related decision-making training and the validity of a cognitive skill model of aeronautical decision making.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1995|