Applications like Garmin Pilot, ForeFlight and WingX Pro that connect to a Lockheed Martin or DUATS
online account, all let you brief and file, but they include conveniences like weather and TFR overlays on the charts.
He likely believed that he defined a DUATS
fix at CHLSE where the PTW320 and LNS012 radials meet.
However, he did file an IFR flight plan with DUATS
The FlightPrep Golden Eagle Plus flight planner utilizes the VFR and IFR planning databases sponsored by CSC DUATS
They may not be consistent with FAA policy, but Lockheed ABS, DTC DUATS
, CSC DUATS
Every standard briefing, every DUATS
session and all flight-planning packages (online or otherwise) that factor winds into groundspeed and fuel consumption use FBWinds.
If you are the kind of person who swears by pictures (as I am), pull up the WIND/TEMP chart at ADDS, DUATS
or other online weather resources.
A couple of DUATS
products actually earn an honorable mention in our review.
So you can download a briefing from DUATS
you never read as a CYA that you "got legal weather," but it's not the fact that it's DUATS
that makes it "legal.
PROS[+] CAN TEST DUATS
ROUTE MAP WITH MANY CREDENTIALS WITHOUT OVERLAYS; FLIGHT FILING; ETD CAN BE NOW TIME CALCULATES + X MINUTES BASED ON FILED ALTITUDE; FAA FLIGHT PLANS WELL INTEGRATED.
But if the data they are sharing is no more than a shoulder-to-shoulder DUATS
briefing, then we're back to a 1980s-style philosophy with a 21st-century twist.
The special SFRA flight plan must be filed with Flight Service or DUATS