FAA offers new weather reporting tool for pilots

The FAA is encouraging the use of a new tool for electronic submission of pilot weather reports (PIREPs).

The tool is located on the National Weather Service’s (NWS’s) Aviation Weather Center (AWC) Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) website, and lets pilot enter real time turbulence and icing PIREPs electronically, along with other weather observations, which will then be displayed graphically and distributed nationwide.

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FAA and GA community launch weather safety campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA and general aviation groups will launch an eight-month national safety campaign titled, “Got Weather? #GotWx,” to help general aviation pilots prepare for potential weather challenges they may encounter during the 2014 flying season. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and GA leaders will kick-off the Got Weather? campaign this Sunday, May 4, in Anchorage at the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering.

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