How do I find my ATIS information?
You can SMS any airport code with PilotEdge ATIS support to 970-44-PILOT (970-447-4568) to retrieve the most current ATIS.
What information does ATIS provide?
ATIS broadcasts contain essential information, such as current weather information, active runways, available approaches, and any other information required by the pilots, such as important NOTAMs.
Can I get ATIS online?
Unfortunately, live ATIS is tough to find online. With a few exceptions, official broadcasts can only be received on aircraft VHF frequencies or from an aircraft data link vendor.
How often is an ATIS updated?
Calling and copying the wind, sky condition, and altimeter setting while you can focus on those details relieves the pressure to get going and reduces distractions on the ramp. An ATIS is typically updated at 50 to 55 minutes after the hour, except when conditions are changing rapidly.
What is the ATIS code?
Use the ATIS, where available, to provide advance noncontrol airport/terminal area and meteorological information to aircraft. Identify each ATIS message by a phonetic letter code word at both the beginning and the end of the message.
Why do pilots say information?
The letters refer to ATIS information, which stands for Automatic Terminal Information Service. ATIS messages are broadcast on a loop on a separate frequency from approach and tower frequencies and inform pilots of weather conditions, active runways, runway conditions, and other important data.
What is normally used for ATIS broadcast?
A discrete VHF frequency shall, whenever practicable, be used for Voice-ATIS broadcasts. If a discrete frequency is not available, the transmission may be made on the voice channel(s) of the most appropriate terminal navigation aid(s), preferably a VOR, provided the range and readability are adequate.
What is a digital ATIS?
Digital ATIS is an enhancement of the Tower Data Link. Service (TDLS) and uses the Pre-Departure Clearance (PDC) System. microcomputer to automate the delivery of airport and terminal. area operational and meteorological information to aircraft. flightcrews.
What is an ATIS code?
Use the ATIS, where available, to provide advance noncontrol airport/terminal area and meteorological information to aircraft. Identify each ATIS message by a phonetic letter code word at both the beginning and the end of the message. Automated systems will have the phonetic letter code automatically appended.
What is ATIS frequency?
Radio communication between the control facilities and the aircraft take place on a number of radio frequencies. These frequencies are in the VHF (Very High Frequency) frequency range of 108 to 136 MegaHertz (MHz). A radio or a scanner capable of receiving those frequencies is required to hear the communications.
Does flight watch still exist?
On October 1, 2015, Flight Watch services were consolidated with existing Flight Service Station (FSS) services and the services were terminated on the 122.0 frequency.
What does Lima mean in aviation?
Delta becomes Data, Dixie or David at airports with high Delta Air Lines traffic, to avoid confusion with the airline’s callsign. Lima becomes London in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, where “lima” means five. Whiskey becomes White or Washington in Muslim countries where alcohol consumption is banned.