PIREP Submit help

PIREP Submisison

The goal of the pop-up is to allow registered pilots, airline dispatchers and others to enter PIREPs for submission into the FAA information system. PIREP Submission requires authorization. Please register for an account with your airman's certificate number or affiliation with an airline, flight school, government or military organization using the Contact Us envelope in the navigation bar. This information will help with the validation and streamline the process. The accounts are validated via the FAA Airmen Inquiry. If you are already authorized, please login using the Register person icon in the navigation bar.

This form emulates the FAA PIREP form. It is broken in to 12 sections that help on entry of PIREP data and validates the entry against allowable values. The first 5 categories are required and denoted with * on the form.

  1. Pirep type - Either UA or UUA (Urgent PIREP). Some entries on the form will require urgent selection.
  2. /OV Location - The location of the PIREP either by latitude, longitude, fix, or bearing and distance from airport. Check the box on the same line to use your current location.
  3. /TM Time - The time of the report in universal (UTC or Greenwich) time. Check the box on the same line to use the current time.
  4. /FL Flight level - The altitude or flight level of observation as 3 digits in hundreds of feet (ex. 095 = 9500ft, 210 = FL210). Denote if this was climbing or descending with the radio boxes below.
  5. /TP - Aircraft type - The type of aircraft (ex. C310 for Cessna 310, B736 for Boeing 737-600). This is the ICAO page for acceptable abbreviations.
  6. /SK Sky conditions - This specifies cloud condition as coverage (ex. SCT = scattered), cloud base (3 digit in hundreds of feed as in 030 = 3000') and tops.
  7. /WX Weather and Visibility - This specifies horizontal visibility in statue miles ("99" for unrestricted and weather phenomena (ex. RA = Rain, VA = Volcanic Ash).
  8. /TA Air temperature - This specifies the ambient temperature either in Celsius. If the temperature is negative, use M12, not -12.
  9. /WV Winds - This specifies the winds as direction and speed in knots.
  10. /TB Turbulence - This specifies the turbulence type, frequency and intensity.
  11. /IC Icing - This specifies the icing type and intensity. Temperature is requeired to submit this section.
  12. /RM Remarks - This specifies any additional information the pilot deems important.


What has changed recently?

The entire site has been redesigned so almost everything is new. For information about the most recent updates, please see the change log.

How often do you update the website?

We fix critical bugs as soon as possible, and we deploy functional upgrades regularly. Please let us know if you find something that isn’t working.

Why is my URL link not working?

As part of the upgrade to the site, some pages were consolidated and some URL's have changed. Check out the link conversions to find what you are looking for. If you are still unable to find the information you are looking for, submit a question using the envelope in the top right.

Why can't I log in to my account?

Most pages on AviationWeather.gov do not require an account. If you are a pilot and had an account previously to submit PIREPs, you will log in with your username and password and will be asked to reset your password the first time you log in. If you recently signed up for a new account, please check your email (including spam folders) for a confirmation email and follow the steps listed in the email. If you are still unable to log in after following the steps in the confirmation email, please contact us for additional information.

Where is the METAR page?

You can view the METAR data by using the Products dropdown and selecting METAR data. The interactive Graphical Forecasts for Aviation map also displays METARs, under the observations tab. To view METARs alone, click on the Layers button at the top left corner of the map and deselect items you do not wish to view. You can view decoded METARs by checking the "decoded box in the Map Options under the gear icon on GFA. Here is a link to the observations tab: GFA Observations tab.

How do I submit PIREPs?

Sign up for an account on our registration page, or using the Contact Us dialog under the envelope at the top right corner of the screen. Select "PIREP Access" as the category, and be sure to include your airmen’s certificate number or affiliation with an airline, flight school, government or military organization for validation purposes to streamline the process. Accounts are validated via the FAA Airmen Inquiry.

Once you have an account and are logged in, select "Submit a PIREP" from the Tools dropdown and fill out the form. For more information on PIREP submit, use the link at the bottom, or click here.

How do I access the Flight Path Tool?

The flight path tool is now embedded into the interactive Graphical Forecasts for Aviation map. Click on the route button along the right side of the map to open the display. Enter the airports to navigate, and select the product you wish to display from the dropdown. Watch a video on how to use the cross sections here.

Where is the HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Services) tool?

The HEMS tool has been integrated into the interactive Graphical Forecasts for Aviation. Click on the helicopter button in the upper right part of the map to switch GFA from general aviation mode into low-altitude mode, which offers similar features as the HEMS tool.

What will happen to ADDS with this update

The ADDS static graphics are being phased out and replaced with the Graphical Forecasts for Aviation. The Data API allows users to build their own queries and test them if users are looking for data.

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