Patent Number: 7,088,241

Title: Business process for disseminating pilot weather data by voice

Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system is provided for delivering immediate (up to the minute) aviation weather information. A pilot makes a call to a single toll free number and specifies the location he wants to receive weather from. The system and method disambiguates the location and then checks to see if immediate weather data is already available within the system for that location. An informational message tailored to both the pilot and the location may be delivered to the user prior to the weather information. If immediate weather data is already available in the described system, that weather data is communicated to the user via a computer-generated voice. If not, the system and method determines the voice phone number for the Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) at the specified location, and connects the user by phone directly to the immediate weather information as generated by the AWOS at that location.

Inventors: McUmber; William E. (Rives Junction, MI), Wulfekuhler; Marilyn (Lansing, MI)

Assignee: Mackinac Software, LLC

International Classification: H04Q 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018