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NOTAMs (Notices To Airmen) are important notices to let pilots know of changed conditions or restrictions that are likely to affect the ability of pilots to conduct normal operations.

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Stadium game at Miami blocking runways? [duplicate]

So I was looking for the Miami In in SkyVector and I saw this. Apparently a stadium game has the power to block runways in (At least in US). What is really going on there? I am not well acquinted ...
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Is there a public NOTAM archive that's searchable by airport?

Pilotweb lists NOTAMs currently in effect. Is it possible to view or sort the history for a particular airport?
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What does ''NAV ILS OUT OF SERVICE'' mean?

Just curious about the NOTAM below: !SMF 01/045 (KSMF A0080/19) SMF NAV ILS RWY 16L OUT OF SERVICE 1901180419-1901262359 Does that mean only the glideslope is broken so we can still do a LOC ...
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What's a “gateway operation”?

From an AvWeb post regarding Trump's upcoming vacation to Florida: Anyone planning to fly in the area should be aware of the potential for Notams that might include gateway operations. What's a "...
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Why does climb gradient at Changi be at minimum of 6 and 7 percent?

Changi airport, Singapore, runway 20C and 20R both point into the sea with no significant obstacle to clear. There is no residential area down there. Next land mass is about 15 km away (Batam, ...
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Is it possible to split a NOTAM in two messages in case it is too long to fit in a single message?

Would it be in accordance with ICAO norms to issue two different NOTAMs with the same year, series and number regarding the same subject and informing //PART 1 OF 2 PARTS// and //PART 2 OF 2 PARTS// ...
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Is there a wordpress plugin for live NOTAMs? [closed]

How can I embed live notams to my wordpress webiste? Is there a plugin to get live NOTAMs updates on my website?
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What API can I use to get FAA NOTAMS or will this one I found work?

I am not sure if this is the correct place to ask this because it has to do with APIs with XML/JSON/SOAP, but it also has to do with aviation. I am in dire need to find an API associated with the FAA ...
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What are the types of NOTAMs and how do USA NOTAMs differ from the ICAO definitions?

I'm looking for a complete list of the types of NOTAMs that can be found in the USA and under the ICAO definition. I looked at this question and it gives me a good starting point, but I'm not clear on ...
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Is there a maximum length for NOTAM?

I see some very long NOTAM messages describing a whole section of arrival or departing procedure. Is there a standard limiting how long a NOTAM can be? In computing I usually see limits in bytes, is ...
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What does this NOTAM about a STAR mean?

When planning an IFR Flight into KTPA using the BRDGE 8 STAR, I saw this NOTAM: !FDC 7/5458 (KTPA A1015/17) TPA STAR TAMPA INTL, TAMPA, FL BRDGE EIGHT ARRIVAL... BRDGE STAR UNUSEABLE BELOW 5000FT ...
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Is there a NOTAM code for solar eclipse?

Sun eclipses have some noticeable effect (e.g. drop in air temperature). Inspired from Eclipse Flights (xkcd) I'm curious if eclipses are notified as NOTAM or as weather notice. How? Never seen such ...
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What does SVC TAR/SSR U/S mean?

Looking through NOTAMs. What does SVC TAR/SSR U/S mean? Does that mean I cannot shoot practice approaches in the area? Here is the NOTAM text: 07/052 (A0474/17) - SVC TAR/SSR U/S. 21 JUL 12:00 ...
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Is there a difference between an Area Control Center (US) and a Flight Information Region (ICAO)?

From the wiki page, what I understand is an Area Control Center (ACC), also known as a Center (or in some cases, en-route, as opposed to TRACON control), is a facility responsible for controlling ...
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How to programmatically access AIP data, METAR, TAF, NOTAMs?

I'm looking at developing an app where one of the functions I would like to implement needs to use data which is normally available in AIP, like: Aerodrome names, ICAO codes, GPS location, elevation ...
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Apart from Kenya, what are the current dangerous / unsafe airspaces?

Notams are regularly released to warn about unsafe areas, e.g. Kenya: A0040/15 - SECURITY .. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ADVISORY TO U.S. OPERATORS CONCERNING POSSIBLE ATTACKS WITH MAN - ...
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What does it mean when a runway's safety area is not standard?

If an airport has a NOTAM that states that a runway safety area is not standard, what does that mean? Here's an example. ...
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What documented practices are there for NOTAM creators and handlers to combat NOTAM spam?

Sadly, NOTAM spam is a persistent thorn in the world aviation community's side. Bureaucratic rump-covering exercises lead to NOTAMs being issued and distributed that are mere noise to the average ...
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How are NOTAMs distributed and received? [duplicate]

Can you only receive NOTAMs via teleprinter? If so, how do you receive them in flight in a plane without a printer? Also, how is a NOTAM generated? I'm trying to read an Oxford Air Law book and it is ...
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Does the FAA dictate that bridges are closed for the Thunder Over Louisville airshow event?

A big tradition here in Louisville is "Thunder Over Louisville". This starts the celebration for the Kentucky Derby. 'Thunder' is an airshow, fireworks, fair, concerts, and a nice day out along the ...
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Why do NOTAMs consist of code instead of plain language?

I'm currently getting thru a PPL course book and I don't understand this. Is there any purpose of sending NOTAMs in this format: "RWY 08R/26L DUE WIP NO CENTRELINE, TDZ OR SALS LIGHTING AVBL" ...
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What is the difference between DINS and the regular FAA NOTAM website? [duplicate]

Plain and simple, what the heck is the difference between the Defense Internet NOTAM Service (DINS) and the FAA NOTAM website? They are both located behind a faa.gov...
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How can I know if North Atlantic Tracks have been amended?

Information about the North Atlantic Tracks is issued through Track Messages. The NAT Doc 007 document states that every track message is identified by the TMI (Track Message Identifier) number: ...
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How to get data from Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Network?

I would like to download some NOTAMs and I know they can be obtained from the AFTN (Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Network) . Do you know a way to access such network and request obtain the ...
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Where can I download AUP/UUP in AIXM format from FAA?

I am studying about Airspace Use Plan/Updated Use Plan (AUP/UUP). A defined by wikipedia: The Airspace Use Plan (or AUP) is defined as "an Airspace Management (ASM) message of NOTAM status ...
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How are pilots alerted to the publication of a NOTAM affecting their flight while in-flight?

With the length of flights in this day and age, it is possible for an activity to be published in a NOTAM, that NOTAM to be disseminated via the NOTAM system, and the activity to start taking place ...
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How to get a NOTAM on a Restricted Area?

Is there any online service to get restricted area NOTAMS? For example how can I get NOTAMs related to R-2503-D (intermittent by NOTAM 24 Hrs in advance) on Los Angeles Sectional chart? I found ...
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Are weather balloon launches NOTAM'ed?

Are weather balloon launches NOTAM'ed? Related, how frequent (periodically and spatially) are they for gathering data on wind-aloft, etc.?
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Does anyone know where I can find old TFRs?

Looking at the FAA TFR site (http://tfr.faa.gov/tfr2/list.html) I can only view current or future flight restrictions. Does anyone know of a resource where I can find past flight restrictions?
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Can you file a flight plan to an airport whose runway is NOTAMed closed?

We're planning a flight (under IFR) to an airport where the runway is notamed closed until 1900L. The airport authority has said it will likely be open much earlier, so we're hoping to to take off ...
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What is the difference between the FAA FNS NOTAM and the FAA PilotWeb NOTAM websites?

I figured out there are currently 2 different FAA websites for NOTAM online search: FAA FNS NOTAM website available at https://notams.aim.faa.gov/ FAA PilotWeb NOTAM website available at https://...
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How does a pilot make sure they have received all applicable NOTAM's?

I've always wondered how a private pilot makes sure they have read all the NOTAM's that might affect their flight. There must be thousands of NOTAM's out there. This question talks about the many ...
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What is the difference between Distant (D) NOTAMs, Local (L) NOTAMs and FDC NOTAMs in the US?

I would like to know the difference between Distant (D) NOTAMs, Local (L) NOTAMs and FDC NOTAMs in the US. Is their meaning obsolete or still in use by the FAA?
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Under what conditions would a helicopter be allowed to fly at low altitude over populated areas?

Yesterday, the Department of Energy was flying a military helicopter at low altitudes over Boston and the surrounding area as part of an experiment of some type to measure radiation. I saw one of ...
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What is an NTAP when referenced in a NOTAM?

When reviewing notices to airmen (NOTAMs) for the KDNL airport today (08 April, 2016) there's a particular NOTAM that references an NTAP with a number. What's an NTAP? How does one go about looking ...
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Why does this NOTAM make me think GPS is unavailable?

First: I'm not a real pilot. I used an on-line flight planning tool, and in the brief was the following "GPS NOTAM": ...
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What are some examples of warning areas and restricted areas?

Can you please give me some examples of warning and restricted areas? How can an aircraft enter these areas? What are the procedures you have to follow before entering them?
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AIP, AIC, NOTAM, ANO (UK): How do they relate to Annex 15 of Chicago Convention?

I've recently started studying for my Air Law and Meteorology exam and am trying to get my head around some of the basic literature / legal documentation structure. As I understand it the Chicago ...
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How does aviation deal with satellite and Moon laser ranging, and other scientific lasers in the sky?

It seems there are many scientific laser ranging stations around the globe and some are mobile. Scientists Bounce Laser Off Soviet Lunar Rover Lost On Moon Decades Ago. Source Questions How ...
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What does “S-ILS” signify in an FAA NOTAM?

Consider this NOTAM for LAX from the current list: FDC 5/0341 LAX IAP LOS ANGELES INTL LOS ANGELES CA. ILS OR LOC RWY 25L AMDT 12C... S-ILS 25L DA 395/ HAT 291 ALL CATS VISIBILITY ALL CATS RVR 2200....
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Where to find historical locations of North Atlantic Tracks?

I'm looking for historical, daily locations of the North Atlantic Track (NAT, published daily as NOTAM) system for the past 10/20 years. I've already contacted what feels like dozens of organizations ...
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What do the levels stand for in French Air Traffic Service Levels?

I am planning a flight to Le Touquet (LFAT) in France next week, I've been told that ATC is not open all days so I've checked the NOTAMS. This seems applicable but I'm not sure I'm interpreting it ...
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How do I submit a NOTAM?

I (a hypothetical person) am involved in an activity like laser light shows, model rocket launches, fireworks displays, or construction which I think might be important to pilots. How can I submit ...
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Is skydiving not NOTAMed in the US?

Recently there was a mishap at South Lakeland Airport in Mulberry, Florida where a Cessna 170 collided with a skydiver. Luckily all involved suffered only minor injuries. As far as I know, skydiving ...
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How can I get more details about information in a NOTAM?

In doing some planning for an upcoming flight, I noticed my destination (a towered airport) has a NOTAM about the runway: "FICON PATCHY ICE". That seems rather vague, I'd like more information before ...