15% of fatal GA accidents caused by weather Single Engine Fixed Gear 13.6% fatal due to weather 75% VFR in IMC 19% Icing 6% Lost control in IMC Single Engine Retract. 11.9% fatal do to weather 71% VFR in IMC 29% Thunderstorms Multi Engine 23% fatal accidents caused by weather 11% Lost control 33% Icing 44% Thunderstorms 11% VFR in IMC
PRIMARY WEATHER KILLERS VFR in IMC Thunderstorms Icing
Survey Results Need better information and forecasts of icing and thunderstorms. (short term convective forecasts) More information on cloud tops More detail about visibility beyond “better then 6” Dislike current FSS setup which may connect to briefers who are hundreds or thousands of miles away with little or no local knowledge. Too much information makes it difficult to find the really important information.
Extended outlook beyond 24 hours with more detail then just VFR/IFR 36 – 48 surface prog similar to 12-24 low level sig weather prog More PIREPS more often and more current 3D presentation using Google Earth or similar to show simulated weather conditions including clouds, precipitation and visibility at a chosen altitude Do away with most codes. Why is 3,000 broken displayed as bkn 030? Why not 3,000 bkn?