Love the current FAA NOTAM System? Hate it? Have any opinion at all? If you are in the Washington, DC area the American Institutes for Research would like to hear from you. The not-for-profit organization has been contracted by the FAA’s Aeronautical Information Management group to get user input on the modernization of the NOTAM system.
General Aviation pilots are invited to give their input during a focus group on Saturday, Jan 10 at the American Institutes for Research, located at 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007. The session takes place from 10am to 4pm.
“We have already conducted such a focus group with airline pilots and one with airline dispatchers, and now we want to include GA pilots in the process,” explained researcher Tim Willis.
Among the comments they have heard so far is that the current NOTAM system is cumbersome when specific information is being sought, and difficult to decode for some pilots.
“The focus is on making the NOTAM system user friendly,” said Willis. “When we find out what pilots think are the strengths and weaknesses of the NOTAM system, we will present that information to the FAA,” explained senior researcher Kelley Krokos.
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