Despite the advent of color displays, weather radar interpretation remains among the blackest of airborne arts. "It still requires significant interpretation and work by the pilot to dig out the information," says Roy Robertson, a principal engineer for Rockwell Collins. Prime competitor Honeywell couldn't agree more; some 68% of pilots responding to a company survey said their radar training is insufficient. "Let's face it," says Dan Woodell, another Rockwell Collins principal systems ...

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