An experiment was conducted to determine the effectiveness and acceptability of a computer-generated voice system designed to provide pilots with a limited preflight weather briefing via touchtone telephone without the intervention or assistance of a weather briefer. The test area was the District of Columbia, Fairfax County, Arlington County, Alexandria City, Prince Georges County, and Montgomery County. Questionnaires were mailed to a randomly selected group of pilots in the area. Analysis of the data obtained from the questionnaires indicates (1) user pilots have a high level of acceptance of the Voice Response System; (2) the general aviation pilot can use the Voice Response System effectively; and (3) the system satisfied the preflight needs of some pilots.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center

    Federal Aviation Administration
    Atlantic City, NJ  United States  08405

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Shochet, E
    • Milligan, H
    • Regan, R J
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 136 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00199074
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-79-14 Final Rpt., FAA-RD-79-47
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1980 12:00AM