Lockheed Martin with begin providing weather
information and flight plan processing service
to pilots and other authorized users on May 17.
The service will continue to be free and pilots
will be able to login at www.1800wxbrief.com.
Lockheed Martin will provide videos at the
website to assist new users under How-To Videos.
More than 5,000 certified pilots across North
America, including parts of the
Caribbean, log into DUATS multiple
times daily to obtain weather briefings and file
AOPA has asked the FAA to gather user input to
ensure that any changes to future flight
services, such as increased automation, meet
user needs. AOPA also wants to be sure that
robust safety-of-flight information continues to
be available at no charge to users, various
elements of the flight services network interact
seamlessly, and pilots using third-party flight
planning services can easily file their plans
with the FAA from within those flight planners.
The DUAT Service provides direct access to
weather information via a National Airspace
System (NAS) Data Interchange Network II
(NADIN-II) interface to the Weather Message
Switching Center Replacement (WMSCR) System and
the Air traffic control (ATC) Facilities for
filing flight plans. The pilot users can
interface the DUAT Services through its toll
free telephone numbers or via an Internet
Interface into the FAA's contractor's facility.