Is there an app for 1800WXbrief?
The new 1800WXbrief mobile capability is super fast and usable. They do *not* yet have an app for this so here is a way to save the link to your mobile so it is one-tap available. This approved FAA site not only provides great weather, you can open or close your flight plan with just a tap!
How to call WX briefer?
The FAA has established a universal toll-free telephone number for FSSs: 1–800–WX–BRIEF (1–800–992–7433).
How do you call a flight service?
There is a little mystery as to the best way to access a flight service station while flying en-route. Flight Service stations are serviced a single phone number throughout the continental United States: 1-800- WX-BRIEF. Use this phone number to access any of the services that an FSS provides.
How do I get metar text?
Text “MT FDK PT” and you will receive the latest METAR and TAF for Frederick Airport in plain text. Note: the requests are case independent. Adverse Condition Updates This service allows you to check if there are any new Adverse Conditions or TFRs since you filed your flight plan.
Is ForeFlight a legal weather briefing?
We received the FAA approval letter on Monday of this week. This means that Part 121 and 135 operators may now list ForeFlight as their approved QICP and as an official source for weather information.
Is Flight Watch still active?
The FAA will discontinue using 122.0 for both Flight Watch and Hi-Watch and make those services available on 122.2 and all remote communications outlet frequencies.
What happens when you call 1800wxbrief?
You can use Leidos’ website, 1800wxbrief, to file flight plans electronically, get weather briefings, check conditions, and more. On the ground: Call 800-WX-BRIEF. At the prompt, ask for a flight briefer or special announcements.
Is Hiwas discontinued?
In accordance with the above, the FAA will discontinue the Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service in the contiguous United States, effective January 8, 2020. As part of FAA efforts to modernize and streamline service delivery, the agency will discontinue the Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service.
What does FS mean in aviation?
Flight Service | Federal Aviation Administration.
How long is a METAR valid for?
The METAR only gives you a small snapshot in time. They are only good for an hour. They are usually refreshed around 55 past the hour. TAFs, on the other hand, cover a 24 to 30 hour period and they are published 6 times a day (0000, 0600, 1200, 1800).
How far does a METAR cover?
Practically speaking if the weather station is positioned well a METAR (like a TAF) is probably fairly representative of conditions within 5 miles, assuming there are no geographic features such as mountains which may mess with the weather.
Is ForeFlight legal for IFR?
File IFR Flight Plans
ForeFlight supports filing IFR flights to and from the US and within Canada, Caribbean, Bahamas, and Mexico, as well as within and between all EUROCONTROL member states and Greenland using the ICAO flight plan format.
Can an iPad be used for IFR?
Re: The Legalities of IFR Flight with an iPad and ForeFlight
The answer was an unequivocal yes.
Why is 121.5 called guard?
121.5 MHz is a guarded frequency, hence the “Guard” comment you constantly hear. 121.5 MHz, and UHF 243.0 MHz for military operations, are monitored by ATC and others, including maritime agencies. There is a clear channel above and below both frequencies to eliminate the chance of bleed-over interference.
What frequency do pilots use?
Legally, for air-to-air communications between private, fixed-wing aircraft, there is just one authorized frequency: 122.75 MHz. For general aviation helicopters: 123.025 MHz. Gliders and hot air balloons share 123.3 and 123.5 MHz.
Does flight watch still exist?
Traditionally the En Route Flight Advisory Service (EFAS)—Flight Watch—has been available anywhere in the U.S. on 122.0. The FAA will discontinue using 122.0 for both Flight Watch and Hi-Watch and make those services available on 122.2 and all remote communications outlet frequencies.
What was HIWAS replaced by?
Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) replaces the current HIWAS broadcast with both a graphical and textual display of hazardous weather information right to the cockpit at lower altitudes and over a greater geographical area.
Why was HIWAS discontinued?
Commenters cited costs, aging aircraft, and lack of infrastructure as reasons to retain the broadcast.
What does CB mean in aviation?
Description. The Cumulonimbus cloud (Cb) forms when three conditions are met: There must be a deep layer of unstable air. The air must be warm and moist.
What does FB stand for in aviation?
Appendix 3. Abbreviations/Acronyms
|FCC||Federal Communications Commission|
|FD||Flight Director System|
|FDC||Flight Data Center|
What is the difference between TAF and METAR?
A METAR report includes wind direction and speed, temperature, barometric pressure, and cloud cover. On the other hand, a TAF report provides the same weather information as a METAR, plus information relating to whether rapid, gradual or temporary change is expected in some of the meteorological conditions.
What does 9999 mean in aviation?
Visibility 9999 means the visibility is greater than 10 km. / / means this part of the METAR is not available (ie cloud and visibility not available from an automated weather station)
Why do pilots use iPads?
iPads allow the pilot’s paperwork, aeronautical charts, and company memo’s to be stored digitally, thus saving the space needed to be carried in the cockpit. Additional apps for weight & balance, weather, flight planning, scheduling, and navigation make the iPad a very compact and powerful tool.
Is ForeFlight FAA approved for weather?
Is ForeFlight certified?
We are happy to announce that ForeFlight has earned certification as an FAA Qualified Internet Communication Provider (QICP)! We received the FAA approval letter on Monday of this week.