Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Flight Planning Resources

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Available Resources:


Flight Planning


FAA FNS NOTAM Search FltPlan.com Aviation Weather Center
Defense Internet NOTAM Service Skyvector.com Flight Service
  Flight Service-1800wxbrief Windy.com
    FAA Weather Cams
    MnDOT 511
    FAA TFRs

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  • FAA FNS NOTAM Search – Current and historical NOTAM information.
  • Defense Internet NOTAM Service (DINS) - DINS pulls and displays all NOTAMs received by the FAA US NOTAM Office, DINS users need to be aware that DINS may not have received all NOTAMs for a specific location.

Flight Planning and Briefing Services:

  • FltPlan.com – A commercial flight planning and weather briefing service. Requires user to have a login and password or establish a free account.
  • SkyVector – A flight planning and aeronautical chart reference website.
  • Flight Service – An FAA-sponsored flight planning and weather briefing service. Requires user to have a login and password or establish a free account.

To speak with a weather briefer or to contact Flight Service via phone, call 1-800-WX-BRIEF

Aviation Weather and Briefing Information:

  • Aviation Weather Center (AWC) – National Weather Service Aviation Weather Center providing aviation weather through text and graphics.
  • Flight Service – An FAA-sponsored flight planning and weather briefing service. Requires user to have a login and password or establish a free account.
  • Windy.com - Interactive weather forecasting services focusing on wind animation, and includes other basic meteorological parameters such as temperature, pressure, relative humidity, cloud base and additional panels with more advanced data.
  • FAA Weather Cams - Aviation weather camera imagery, aviation and weather data, flight planning and weather monitoring tools, and other resources for pilots.
  • MnDOT 511 - real-time road and traffic information on all Minnesota interstates and highways. View live traffic cameras and check on road construction.
  • FAA Graphic TFRs – Search for TFRs by state or center and display as a graphic.
  • AvnWx.com Aviation Weather – Weather and flight planning information displayed on a map with user-selected layers including radar, various weather products, airspace, and TFRs.
  • AllMetSat – METARs, TAFs, satellite, and lightning information plus storm tracks and airport information for airports around the world.

Non-Aviation Weather:

Other Useful Links:

  • AirNav – Airport and FBO information.
  • Airport IQ 5010 – Information about airports from information submitted through airport inspections.
  • eAPIS – Customs and Border Protection website providing access to required electronic manifest submission for flights entering or departing the United States.
  • FAA
  • FAA Safety Team – Safety seminars, WINGS Program information, find online courses, and other aviation safety information.
  • FAA MedXPress – Access to FAA online application for medical. All medical applications starting October 1, 2012 must be processed through this website by the applicant and medical examiner.
  • FlightAware – Flight tracking.
  • IACRA – Integrated Airmen Certification and Rating Application – Web-based application process for the FAA airmen application process.
  • US Aviation Hazard Advisory System – Information about risk of bird collisions in a searchable database.

Aviation Weather on Cable - Comcast Channel 244:

Comcast has added TPT aviation weather programming to its lineup. Fans of aviation weather programming can now view TPT on Comcast’s channel 244. TPT broadcasts aviation weather programming 24-7 without interruption.

Aviation Weather Available to Larger Area:

Twin Cities Public Television has moved Aviation Weather to a new, more powerful transmitter. The increase in transmitted power from 50kW to 375kW makes Aviation Weather available over a larger area. With the change in transmitters, Aviation Weather moved from channel 2.3 to channel 2.4. You will need to re-scan to begin receiving Aviation Weather on channel 2.4 if you do not already do so.

For more information contact Michael Hartell at michael.hartell@state.mn.us.