The NTSB reported that "PIREPs also provide information that improves automated products such as the Graphical Turbulence Guidance (GTG), the Current Icing Product (CIP), and the Forecast Icing Product (FIP)." (Improving Pilot Weather Report
Submission and Dis --semination to Benefit Safety in the National Airspace System, NTSB, p.
Last month in this space, we reported on a Special Investigative Report (SIR-17/02) from the NTSB, "Improving Pilot Weather Report
Submission and Dissemination to Benefit Safety in the National Airspace System." It's a 68-page collection of everything that's wrong with the Pireps system.
It's been the subject of federal legislation in recent years, and now the NTSB has published a Special Investigative Report (SIR-17/02), "Improving Pilot Weather Report Submission and Dissemination to Benefit Safety in the National Airspace System," a 68-page collection of everything that's wrong with the system.
* "Unrestricted sharing of pilot weather report information, without exception to operator or weather service provider, should be encouraged as a standard operating procedure for all operators to improve flight safety and runway surface safety in the National Airspace System."
* "Pilots who learn how to file pilot weather reports (Pireps) during initial flight training and who practice the skill during recurrent training and flight reviews are more likely to routinely submit Pireps."
"None of these changes will affect core flight service safety functions such as search and rescue, emergency services, Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) entry and dissemination, and pilot weather reports
," said Steven Villanueva, Deputy Director Flight Service, in the ATO's System Operations Service Unit.