Pilots can now reduce their workload with the new ATIS Wheel.
Developed by Carl Dworman, an ATP and CFII with more than 44 years flying experience, the wheel is designed to help pilots record all ATIS information while presenting the data as a graphic depiction. The ATIS Wheel has seven individual 1.5 inch wheels, along with two, 3-inch concentric wheels. Each wheel coincides with the sequential information reported in an ATIS broadcast. Once the information is entered onto the ATIS Wheel, the information is available for continued reference without the possibility of transcription error or forgetting the pertinent ATIS data. (It is recommended that the pilot listen to the prerecorded ATIS information twice to verify that the correct information has been entered on the ATIS Wheel).