The FAA has released a list of stadiums to help pilots comply with notam 2/0199. The FAA’s list provides the latitude and longitude of sporting event sites and the class of airspace above each site, as well as other useful information. Go to HAI’s Web site (www.rotor.com) and search its new database for the stadium notam. Click where indicated to obtain the complete listing.
There is general agreement that the FAA’s Notice to Airmen (notam) system is a conduit for often confusing information of marginal value and hopelessly wedded to outdated technology. Funding to fix problems with the notam system, however, recently came through for the FAA’s notam office and changes are already under way.
AirData (Booth No. 1236) is close to releasing the first module of its new Web-based SwiftOps.com flight planning system. The Weather & Notam Briefing module is currently in user acceptance testing with customers ahead of an imminent commercial launch.