August 26, 2008
The FAA’s computer system in Atlanta that processes IFR flight plans went down about 2 p.m. on Aug. 26.
The FAA was successful in getting the system back online, but it caused system-wide gridlock, which grounded airline and general aviation flights or caused delays. It could take hours for service to return to normal.
This outage does not impact VFR flight plans.
The FAA has experienced several of these outages this year.
In the meantime, the FAA recommends that pilots file their IFR flight plans with DUAT and flight service.
Then, when you are ready to depart, call for your clearance. The FAA has told AOPA that ATC has been instructed to file the IFR flight plans via the appropriate air-to-ground frequency or clearance delivery line.
AOPA is testing whether aircraft ownership can be more affordable than many people believe with the development of “Reimagined Aircraft.”
July 25, 2014 ePilot Training Tip: Too good on takeoff
Over the past several years, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) developed its digital flight planning tools into a suite of products that put flight planning capability, airport directory information and aviation weather in pilots’ hands. AOPA partnered with Seattle Avionics to create FlyQ EFB, an electronic flight bag (EFB) iPad application, and FlyQ Pocket, a smartphone application.
VOLUNTEER AT AN AOPA FLY-IN NEAR YOU!
SHARE YOUR PASSION. VOLUNTEER AT AN AOPA FLY-IN. CLICK TO LEARN MORE >>>
VOLUNTEER LOCALLY AT AOPA FLY-IN! CLICK TO LEARN MORE >>>
BE A PART OF THE FLY-IN VOLUNTEER CREW! CLICK TO LEARN MORE >>>