Free access to CSC DUATS is available to U.S. pilots and student pilots
who hold current medical certificates,
flight instructors without current medicals, aviation ground instructors,
glider/balloon pilots and other approved users in the U.S.
CSC DUATS on the Web provides
immediate on-line access to
U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) approved information including:
- Current, continuously updated weather information
- Easy-to-understand plain language weather
- Flight plan filing and closing
- Automated flight planning
- QICP Information
CSC includes informative inserts within issues of AOPA
Pilot magazine. To download and/or print copies of these
newsletters, visit the DUATS
Flyer Newsletters page.
Please see the frequently asked questions
page for answers to common questions.
For assistance, please
call the customer support center toll free at
1-800-345-3828, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
See above for forgotten access codes and passwords.
If needed, the customer support center, with your permission, may want to
"cobrowse" your computer screen to aid them in solving your problem. They
will not have access to your screen, but will only be able to view it.
Before you click on the "Cobrowse" link, make sure you close any items
you do not want the customer support center to see. When directed, please
click on the link on the left and provide the customer support
representative with the session number.
If you have any problems, comments, or suggestions, please send email to
After you have signed on, please use the feedback form
(located near the end of the main menu), which will provide additional
information that will allow our customer support personnel
to better handle your request.
Current TFRs including ADIZ information may be viewed by selecting
one of the choices for Temporary flight restrictions
on the main menu page.
National FDC NOTAMs or Flow Control Messages may be viewed by selecting
the appropriate links under Flight Restrictions in the main menu.
Special notice information may be viewed by selecting
General flight restrictions on the main menu page.
Special notices include:
- Enhanced class B airspace operational restrictions
for VFR and IFR general aviation aircraft.
- IFR operations in the U.S.
- VFR operations in the U.S.
To request Temporary Flight Restrictions for specific ARTCC regions
but no other data such as weather information:
In the Weather Briefing section of the main menu page,
use the Abbreviated Briefing choice to select a
Location Briefing, and then enter the location and
select the weather type as follows:
|Message Type||Location Code||Weather Type|
The U.S. Government continues to receive credible indications
that extremist individuals are planning additional terrorist
operations against U.S. and Western interests within the U.S. and
overseas. Such operations, possibly involving civil and general
aviation (GA) aircraft, could be carried out whenever attack
preparations are complete and operatives are in place. The
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has no credible
information concerning specific targets, timing, or methods of
attack. However, the GA community should observe good physical
security for aircraft and facilities and be continuously on
the lookout for suspicious persons, activities, and operations
Terrorists who are no longer able to hijack commercial airliners
because of increased security at commercial airports may turn
to GA airports and aircraft to conduct operations.
The TSA asks members of the GA community to report all unusual
and suspicious activities. If you observe persons, aircraft, and
operations that do not fit the customary pattern at your airport,
you should immediately advise law enforcement authorities.
Your immediate action is requested for these items:
Where identification systems are in place, encourage employees
to wear proper identification and challenge persons not wearing
- Secure unattended aircraft to prevent unauthorized use.
- Verify the identification of crew and passengers prior to departure.
- Verify that baggage and cargo are known to the persons on board.
- Increased vigilance should be directed toward the following:
- Aircraft with unusual or unauthorized modifications.
- Persons loitering in the vicinity of aircraft or air
- Persons who appear to be under stress or the control of
- Persons whose identification appears altered or inconsistent.
With Aviation Security one of the top issues in the United States today,
the FAA has issued the following WARNING which is directed at
unauthorized users, abusers, and hackers. It is not meant to
discourage legitimate users in any way.
is a free FAA-sponsored service to pilots, dispatchers and others
authorized by the FAA. Legitimate users are encouraged to use CSC DUATS
as much as needed and without reservation.
This is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) computer
system. FAA systems, including all related equipment,
networks, and network devices (specifically including
Internet access) are provided for the processing of
official Government information. Unauthorized access
or use of this computer system may subject violators
to criminal, civil, and/or administrative action. All
information on this computer may be intercepted,
recorded, read, copied, and disclosed by and to
authorized personnel for official purposes, including
criminal investigations. Access or use of this computer
system by any person whether authorized or unauthorized,
constitutes consent with these terms.
You may continue to access DUATS using
the telnet terminal-style interface at
or by dialling the toll-free data access number 1-800-767-9989.
For information on Golden Eagle and Cirrus software which provide a
Windows-based interface to CSC DUATS, including free weather graphics,
please visit the Golden Eagle and
Cirrus Information page.
You will find general information on Golden Eagle and Cirrus, as well as
downloadable software, upgrades, and database updates. Questions or
problems with Golden Eagle or Cirrus may be e-mailed to