Pilot Weather Briefing Services

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Comment period extended on area forecast replacement

Advocacy | Apr 11, 2016

The National Weather Service’s Aviation Weather Center has extended the public comment period on the experimental graphical forecasts for aviation until June 11.

Check out the new graphical area forecasts

Advocacy | Feb 23, 2016

There are eight pages of graphics you can view if you wish to inspect the futuristic weather products that will replace the text-heavy area forecast.

Comments sought on graphical replacement for area forecasts

Advocacy | Jan 15, 2016

Pilots are getting their first look at the graphics-intensive weather products designed to replace the venerable, but textual, area forecast.

Safety

Article | Sep 20, 2015

Preflight weather planning is the foundation for some of our most critical decisions. AOPA’s Air Safety Institute (ASI) is producing a series of practical weather flying safety videos with funding from NOAA’s National Weather Service. The first of this eight-part video series, Weather Wise: Gathering Information, features strategies on how to gather weather information at the right time and how to use a system that fits your needs, such as Flight Service and CSC Duats, or apps and websites.

Move to ICAO flight plan delayed until 2016

Advocacy | Sep 16, 2015

The FAA has formally announced that it will delay plans to require all flights to use the ICAO flight plan form until Oct. 1, 2016.

Graphical drone briefing developed

Article | Aug 27, 2015

Lockheed Martin has developed a graphical briefing tool that will help keep manned and unmanned aircraft safely separated.

AOPA wins delay in flight plan change

Advocacy | Aug 10, 2015

The FAA has agreed to an AOPA-requested delay in implementing changes to flight plan requirements.