Instrument flight procedure data at your fingertips
The FAA has launched a new portal, Instrument Flight Procedures Information Gateway, that lets you search for instrument flight procedures, production schedules, and coordination information in one location.
The site includes 7,684 airports that can be searched by state, region, or service area; the exact airport also can be typed into a search field. Searching by state or region makes it easier to find instrument flight procedures coordination data and transmittal letters.
Pilots must create a free account in order to receive updates on procedures. (Even those who have existing FAA Wings or IACRA accounts need to create a new account.) Once logged in, pilots can search for the specific procedures and then click on the link below the airport identifier that says “Notify me of changes to [airport identifier].” An option will then appear allowing you to cancel the notifications at any time. Or, pilots can sign up for notifications for entire states, regions, or service areas.
July 3, 2012