More experienced pilots took less time to make a decision in the short time window condition than in the long time window condition. Less experienced pilots took about the same amount of time in both conditions. (p=.04)

This particular decision process began at time=17 minutes when an accident occured on a runway at the destination. The decision involved a diversion to another airport due to uncertain runway status at the destination and alternate. The size of the decision window was varied by changing the amount of fuel available to pilots in the different conditions.