Aviation weather product change:
Transition of SAFs to digital and graphical alternatives
from COPA, AOPA
According to a June 19 notice from the Federal Aviation Administration, the FAA — in coordination with the National Weather Service (NWS) — will transition seven (7) Area Forecasts (FAs), currently used as flight planning and pilot weather briefing aids, to digital and graphical alternatives. A joint-agency working group has concluded that these digital and graphical alternatives better meet the needs of today's aviation users.
Seeing that the U.S. appears to be headed toward graphical area forecasts (GFA), COPA and AOPA are working together to encourage FAA and Nav Canada to develop a trans-border Graphic Area Forecast.
A letter responding to the FAA notice was sent today from AOPA advocating for a trans-border GFA.
READ AOPA LETTER
READ FAA NOTICE
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