FAA Publications

General Aviation Pilot's Guide to Preflight Weather Planning, Weather Self-Briefings, and Weather Decision Making
How to Obtain a Good Weather Briefing - FAA-P-8740-30
Balloon Flying Handbook - FAA-H-8083-11A
Balloon Flying Handbook - Addendum - Student Pilot Application Requirements (SPAR)

Radar Analysis Tools

Northeast Sector Animated Radar
Albany Animated Doppler Radar from NWS
Brookhaven Animated Doppler Radar from NWS
Boston Animated Doppler Radar from NWS
United States Infared Cloud Loop
United States Radar Analysis Loop
Albany VAD Winds Analysis from PSC
Brookhaven VAD Winds Analysis from PSC
Boston VAD Winds Analysis from PSC

Forecast Tools

RUC - Balloonists Wind Forecast
NWS - CLAS Area Forecast Discussion

National Weather Service


Flight Service

Temporary Flight Restrictions
DUAT Pilot Weather Briefing from DTC
DTC DUAT is back on the Internet for active weather briefings and flight planning! While DTC DUAT is no longer sponsored by the FAA, this service includes the same weather briefing and flight planning options as required by the FAA's DUATS program.

Flight Service /
Telephone: 1-800-WXBRIEF / 1-800-992-7433

Other Tools

Northeast Regional Climate Center
ADDS Aviation Digital Data Service (FAA)
AWC Aviation Weather Center (NWS)
Winter Weather Forecasts (NOAA)
FAA Safety Team

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