Features

October 2016 Issue

FAA Updates Wx Guidance

As resources change, so do the FAA’s advisory circulars on obtaining and understanding aviation weather.

We’ve previously reported on the FAA’s plans to eliminate its very familiar flight plan form with one aligned with the Internal Civila Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards. The ICAO form is and has been required for international flights. Beginning in early 2017, it will be necessary for filing domestic flight plans, too, both IFR and VFR, as well as DVFR and for the Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) surrounding Washington, D.C. The switchover was to occur earlier this year, then it was to go into effect on October 1.

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