Sunday, March 02, 2008

DUATS and DUAT and Mobile

I saw an ad for DUAT Mobile ( recently, a service for phones and Internet-connected PDAs. I figured this would be a great way to get weather and NOTAM and TFR info when in the field. I tried it once from my Blackberry and could not get signed in.

So tonight I tried from my home PC to see what's up. I have been using for years (note the "s"). The login IDs are different between the two systems. I guess they are two different providers for the same FAA information. seems to be a more modern, graphical system compared to's primarily textual interface. I'll have to check it out more thoroughly. Once I signed myself up with, I was able to use the mobile version.

On my Blackberry, the graphical information such as the U.S. TFR map and the Surface Analysis chart are really very readable. I think this may be a great source of information. I'll try to write more after I play with it for a while. Meanwhile, check it out if you haven't already.

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