July 2018 Issue

Farewell, DUATS

The FAA didnít renew the providerís contract, and wants you to migrate to www.1800wxbrief.com.

For many pilots, the transition likely wonít be noticed. Popular electronic flight bag (EFB) apps like ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot long ago went beyond what is/was available on DUATS alone and pulled in data and imagery from a variety of sources. That will continue. And the many other aviation weather services available from Jeppesen, The Weather Company and other providers arenít going anywhere. In fact, if it wasnít for the success of DUATS, those other services might not exist, or might not be as ubiquitous as they are.

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