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Attention: See below for changes to Special Equipment Codes that went into effect Oct 24, 2013.
New Features and Updates Online!
FREE! DUAT Android App
(revised October 9,2012)
DTC DUAT has just released a FREE! Android App developed for Android devices. The DUAT App allows pilots quick
and easy access to the DUAT system to file flight plans, get a weather briefing, check weather graphics and
much, much more! The new App is available from Google Play. Click on the icon below to download the App from
Google Play directly to your Android phone or tablet. Or go to Google Play and search for DTC DUAT.
FREE! DUAT iPhone App
(revised March 13, 2012)
DTC DUAT has a FREE! iPhone App developed for the iPhone. This App will also work on all iPad and iTouch devices. The DUAT App allows pilots quick and easy access to the system to file flight plans, get a weather briefing, check weather graphics, check TFR's and much, much more! To download the App, go to the Apple App store on your iPhone and search DTC DUAT. There you can download the App directly to your iPhone. You can also download the App though the iTunes App Store on your computer and install the App on your iPhone. Click on the icon below to get to the iTunes App Store.
DTC DUAT continues to enhance the DUAT web interface by adding animated Forecast products to the Weather Graphics menu. Each of these new products predicts future weather over a nine hour period and are updated every three hours. Pilots can now view Forecasted Weather Graphics for Satellite images, Doppler Radar, Echo Tops, Icing, Visibility and Upper Level Turbulence. To view these graphics, log into the DUAT site and click on the Weather Graphics link from the DUAT main menu, then choose the Forecast Animation tab to make your selection.
DTC DUAT has just introduced DUAT mobile. DUAT Mobile allows pilots to access most of the DUAT capabilities right from your Smart Phone or PDA. This service allows pilots to file flight plans, check text weather at specific locations, check weather graphics, check TFR's and much, much more! To access DUAT Mobile from your Smart Phone or PDA you must open your Internet connection on your phone and connect to www.duat.com/mobile. This will enable you to access the specific web pages designed to make filing flight plans and checking weather easier. To make things even easier... You can create a favorite so that entering your access code and password is a snap. As a result of user feedback DTC will be updating the mobile site, in the near future, to include all of the features that are available on the DUAT web site.
DTC DUAT... Always improving the way you look at weather! And, it's still FREE!
DTC DUAT and Seattle Avionics
Introduce New Flight Planner
December 24, 2010
DTC DUAT and Seattle Avionics, Inc., announce "DUAT Voyager", a 100% free flight planner that makes it quick and easy to plan flights, obtain weather briefings, and file flight plans. DUAT Voyager is a streamlined version of the full Voyager Flight Software system that retains many of the award-winning features of the full Voyager product. These features include both Victor and GPS Direct autorouting, a profile view that shows your flight over terrain, automatic background weather downloads, various weather overlays including NexRad radar and altitude-sensitive cloud tops (satellite images), full DUAT briefings, automatic TFR download and overlay, kneeboard printouts, electronic flight plan filing, and much more.
You can download the new DUAT Voyager, free of charge, or find more information from:
Attention: Special Equipment Code Changes
Effective Oct 24, 2013, the FAA changed some of the equipment codes that are used
when filing Domestic VFR and Domestic IFR Flight Plans. This change did not affect ICAO VFR or ICAO
IFR Flight Plans.
DUAT no longer accepts the obsolete /E, /F, /R, /J, /K,
and /Q types in the Aircraft Type field:
E - Advanced RNAV with Transponder and Mode C - Flight Management System (FMS) with DME/DME and IRU position updating
F - Advanced RNAV with Transponder and Mode C - FMS with DME/DME position updating
R - Advanced RNAV with Transponder and Mode C - Required Navigational Performance
J - /E with Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM)
K - /F with Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM)
Q - /R with Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM)
DUAT now accepts the new /Z, /V, and /S types in the
Aircraft Type field:
Z - RNAV without GNSS (VOR/DME, DME/DME, DME/DME/IRU, or INS) - Transponder with Mode C, RVSM
S - Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), including GNSS or WAAS, with en route and terminal capability - Transponder with no Mode C
V - Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), including GNSS or WAAS, with en route and terminal capability - with no Transponder
The remaining /A, /B, /D, /U, /T, /X, /P, /N, /M, /I, /C, /Y, /G, /L, and /W types did not
change and DUAT continues to accept them in the Aircraft Type field.
For more information, see FDC NOTAM 3/6499 or the FAA's
FDC 3/6499 FDC DATA EQUIPMENT SUFFIX CHANGES EFFECTIVE
1310240000 UTC AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT SUFFIXES FILED IN DOMESTIC
FORMAT FLIGHT PLANS (FP) MUST FOLLOW THE NEW DEFINITIONS SHOWN AT
NOTE THAT /R, /Q, /E, /F, /J, AND /K
WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED. THERE IS NO IMPACT TO ICAO FORMAT FLIGHT
PLANS. ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO
What is DUAT?
Not everyone knows what the DUAT acronym stands for. DUAT is the FAA's
Direct User Access Terminal (DUAT) service for pilots. This service provides direct
access to weather briefing, flight planning, and flight plan filing information to
allow pilots to obtain a self briefing and file a flight plan prior to flying. The
service is free to qualified pilots, dispatchers, and other authorized users.
Who can use DUAT?
In order to use the DUAT Service, you must have an access code and password. If you
possess a Pilot Certificate and current medical or are a student pilot with
a current medical and you are in the FAA provided database, you can log onto
the our Web Site at www.duat.com, click on register, enter your name and
certificate number, then choose a password and access code. Passwords must be
6 A/N characters (e.g. birth date, "flying", aircraft tail number, etc.) and
personalized access codes must be 9 or 10 digits (e.g., phone number with area
code, etc.). See below Flight Views Issue 1 for further details. If you have a
problem registering, you can contact our 24 hour help desk at (800) 243-3828 and
they will be happy to assist you.
Need an Access Code or Password? See our
registration page for everything you need to access DTC's DUAT on the Internet.
How do I use DUAT?
DUAT Users Guide
(revised 4/2010) (5.9MB)
DUAT FLIGHT VIEWS
DTC DUAT provides a Tutorial on how to use the DUAT on the web. This Tutorial answers
most frequently asked questions and gives examples on how to use the system. To
select an issue please click on a link below.
DUAT Flight Views Issue 1
(Low-Res 427KB) (Hi-Res 4.9MB)
DUAT Flight Views Issue 2
(Low-Res 756KB) (Hi-Res 1.1MB)
DUAT Flight Views Issue 3
(Low-Res 199KB) (Hi-Res 0.6MB)
DUAT Flight Views Issue 4
(Low-Res 601KB) (Hi-Res 7.5MB)
DUAT Flight Views Issue 5
(Low-Res 498KB) (Hi-Res 11.1MB)
DUAT Flight Views Issue 6
(Low-Res 419KB) (Hi-Res 10MB)
DUAT Flight Views Issue 7
(Low-Res 447KB) (Hi-Res 13MB)
DUAT Flight Views Issue 8
(Low-Res 326KB) (Hi-Res 2.4MB)
DUAT Flight Views Issue 9
(Low-Res 2.0MB) (Hi-Res 3.6MB)
DUAT Flight Views Sun 'n Fun 2006 Issue
(Low-Res 1.8MB) (Hi-Res 3.8MB)
New Features and Updates
(Low-Res 1.0MB) (Hi-Res 1.9MB)
You must have Adobe Reader installed on your PC in order to read
the PDF files. Don't have Adobe Reader? Get it here:
MyDUAT is your own DUAT profile where you
can store info for one or more pilots and aircraft. And the
new DUAT Shortcuts let you use this info with one click.
Your MyDUAT settings appear at the top of the main DUAT menu.
You can save all your pilot and aircraft information
in DUAT so you don't have to retype it for each briefing!
on the DUAT Menu page now and start saving time today!
Insert pilot, aircraft or route info into
your DUAT forms with one click! The new DUAT Shortcuts
will appear at the top of any DUAT forms that need pilot,
aircraft or route data.
Simply pick the pilot or aircraft you want
and DUAT will fill out your form for you. The route shortcut
will include both your saved routes as well
as recent routes that you my have used.
Access via Modem
If you prefer to use an 800 number rather than the Internet, download DUAT Windows 3.05, DTC's access software for
Windows. This program now provides access to State NEXRAD graphics.
FAA Security Bulletin
The U.S. Government continues to receive credible indications that extremist
individuals are planning additional terrorist operations against U.S. and
Western interests within the U.S. and overseas. Such operations, possibly
involving civil and general aviation (GA) aircraft, could be carried out
whenever attack preparations are complete and operatives are in place. The
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has no credible information
concerning specific targets, timing, or methods of attack. However, the GA
community should observe good physical security for aircraft and facilities
and be continuously on the lookout for suspicious persons, activities, and
operations around airports.
Terrorists who are no longer able to hijack commercial airliners because
of increased security at commercial airports may turn to GA airports and
aircraft to conduct operations.
The TSA asks members of the GA community to report all unusual and
suspicious activities. If you observe persons, aircraft, and operations that
do not fit the customary pattern at your airport, you should immediately
advise law enforcement authorities.
Your immediate action is requested for these items:
- Secure unattended aircraft to prevent unauthorized use.
- Verify the identification of crew and passengers prior to departure.
- Verify that baggage and cargo are known to the persons on board.
- Where identification systems are in place, encourage employees to wear
proper identification and challenge persons not wearing proper
Increased vigilance should be directed toward the following:
- Aircraft with unusual or unauthorized modifications.
- Persons loitering in the vicinity of aircraft or air operations areas.
- Persons who appear to be under stress or the control of other persons.
- Persons whose identification appears altered or inconsistent.
*** ATTENTION *** ALL *** PILOTS ***
PLEASE CHECK FDC, FDC GENERAL NOTAMS, AND ATC PRODUCTS FOR TEMPORARY FLIGHT
RESTRICTIONS APPLICABLE TO YOUR AREA OR ROUTE.
Please note that the following statement is directed at potential abusers/hackers
and is not meant to discourage legitimate users in any way:
WARNING - WARNING - WARNING
This is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) computer system. FAA
systems, including all related equipment, networks, and network devices
(specifically including Internet access) are provided for the processing
of official U.S. Government information. Unauthorized access or use of
this computer system may subject violators to criminal, civil, and/or
administrative action. All information on this computer system may be
intercepted, recorded, read, copied, and disclosed by and to authorized
personnel for official purposes, including criminal investigations. Access
or use of this computer system by any person whether authorized or
unauthorized, constitutes consent to these terms.
WARNING - WARNING - WARNING