Links & Resources
- CSC Duats
DUATS and Flight Service Stations are the official source of NOTAM information and should be consulted for the latest information.
Free access to 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. aviation community.
Probably the best weather overview, with METARs, TAFs, radar and more.
- NOAA AWC Standard Brief
The ‘AWC Homepage Standard Briefing’ is for pilots to get a good look at the weather and call the FSS (1.800.WXBRIEF), then follow along on the computer screen in an orderly and informed fashion.
- Weather Underground
Weather forecasts for the area you select, radar and general information
- Weather Bug
FREE Neighborhood Weather Report: Get live Neighborhood Weather Forecasts and Current Weather Conditions — on your Windows PC Desktop!
- HAM Weather
An excellent weather information site, also has the capability to include weather information on your site.
- Wind Map
An unofficial but interesting Wind Map showing the ways the winds are blowing.
- FAA – Federal Aviation Administration
Official site of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.
- FAA – NOTAMS Page
Check official FAA NOTAMS here.
- FAA – Notices to Airmen, Printed (NTAP)
Check official FAA NOTAMS – these are the ones that don’t show in the daily listings.
- FAA – NOTAM Contractions Decoder
What do the abbreviations and contractions in those NOTAM’s mean? Here’s the FAA listing!
- ICAO – NOTAM Contractions, sometimes used by FAA0
Additional NOTAM contractions, ICAO types, sometimes used by FAA if they don’t have a contraction handy.
- FAA – TFR Listing
Check FAA issued TFR listings.
- FAA – IACRA – Integrated Airman Certification and Rating Application
The form that must be filled out prior to any checkride.
- NASA – Aviation Safety Reporting System
NASA ASRS Forms, Safety Database, Information – your source for on-line and printable ASRS Forms.
- Texas Dept. of Transportation – Aviation
State of Texas Airport Information
- City of San Marcos – Airport Deparment
City of San Marcos official airport information
- Flight Service Station Information
Here’s Lockheed-Martin’s website explaining the ins and outs of the Flight Service Stations and Weather Briefings!1-800-WXBRIEF.com
Aviation Medical Examiners and Information
- AOPA AME Search
Aviation Medical Examiners listed for search by AOPA (note: Membership required)
- FAA AME Search Page
The FAA’s worldwide Aviation Medical Examiners searchable listing.
- FAA Medical Certification Login
Use this Electronic Form to get your Medical Certificate application underway. The FAA no longer uses the old paper forms, so this is now the only way to do it.
Remember to read the instructions carefully!
Flight Training Aids
Air Traffic Control
- Live ATC Net
Listen to Air Traffic Control in progress – learn the lingo!
- Say Again? – The Complete Series from AvWeb
Columns from the Controller and NATCA Safety Rep on AvWeb. Probably the best series around explaining communications and conundrums between controllers and pilots.
On-Line Navigation Simulation
- Luiz Monteiro’s VOR Navigator Simulations
A remarkably complete set of simulations with examples on VOR Navigation.
- Tim’s VOR Practice Simulation
A simple VOR simulator that lets you concentrate on the basics. Recommended for first puzzling your way through the concepts. Also does DG, HSI, RMI, neatly laid out.
Knowledge Exam Test Guides and Helps
- Sporty’s ‘StudyBuddy’ On-Line Test Prep
An on-line study aid for the Written test through Sporty’s Pilot Shop. It does require that you create a log-in for access when you get there. Improved versions are available for purchase through Sporty’s
Search for airports, navaids, fuel prices and more.
Free IFR Flight Planning for Corporate, Charter, and Business Pilots & Flight Tracking for General Aviation.
- AOPA – Airplane Owners & Pilots Association
The premier organization for pilots, owners, students and people interested in all aspects of aviation.
- EAA – Expermental Aircraft Association
Homebuilts, kit airplanes, highly modified airplanes and things that fly.
- Commemorative Air Force
More than just a collection of airworthy warplanes from the past, the CAF’s fleet of historic aircraft, known as the CAF Ghost Squadron, recreate, remind and reinforce the lessons learned from the defining moments in American military aviation history.
- Commemorative Air Force – Centex Wing (San Marcos, TX)
Our local Museum, Hangar and Aircraft Wing – well worth a visit. Museum open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 09:00 to 16:00
- The Collings Foundation
The Collings Foundation dedicates itself to preserving the machines that helped build the world and helped keep it free; displaying these machines to honor those who were influenced by them; and to educate future generations about them
- Cessna 172 Online Club and Forum
There are several different forums available, pictures, web-cams, so forth. Information and discussion about all things C172.
- Daedalian Order and Foundation
America’s Premier Fraternal Organization of Military Pilots
- Meyers Aircraft Owners Association
Welcome to the Meyers Aircraft Owners Association! We are a friendly group, passionate about our airplanes and aviation in general. If you have a Meyers aircraft, please consider joining us. If you are considering buying a Meyers, you will find a lot of information about the airplanes on this site.
- Pilot Financing
You can begin your life as a pilot, quickly and easily, with no money worries. Flight training financing is the ONLY thing we do.
- Sallie Mae Student Loans
Career advancement Student Loans for non-College-Degree training programs!
So far, the word is that it’s easier to call them on the phone than it is to navigate their website. However, they have been making student loans for pilot training.
- Austin Community College
Austin Community College, Austin, Round Rock and areas around Austin.
- Texas State University
Texas State’s 30,803 students choose from 97 bachelor’s, 89 master’s and nine doctoral degree programs offered by the following colleges: Applied Arts, McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Liberal Arts, Science, University College and the Graduate College.
- Good Search – Search Engine
Charitable contributions made with every search! Please add Health Air as the charity you help! We do!
You can do it all at this web site. You can search, flight plan, read numerous articles & find other links.
- Texas Online Radio!
News, Music, Information, Texas History, Opinion, Marketing and Texas Stuff!
- AVIATE at AV8 – Art’s Aviation Website
A Graphic Directory of Aviation Information Links to some of the best aviation websites, links to other useful websites, plus some of Art’s favorite pictures.
- Best Aviation – Flight Schools and Aviation Jobs
Do you want to be an airline pilot, fly helicopters, or simply just learn how to fly? Then flight school is something you should think seriously about. Here at BestAviation.net you will find a large directory of flight schools, helicopter training, and aviation colleges worldwide. With an increasing retirement rate and the aviation industry expanding, there has never been a better time to train as a pilot. Find your flight school today!
- Find A Pilot
This is an online aviation resume service.
- Pilot Career Center
Information about training & career opportunities.
- Winged Eye Aerial Photography
Professional full-service Aerial Photography, including verticals, obliques, construction progress, events, environment and more.
- Winged Eye Aerial Ash Scattering
Aerial scattering of human and pet cremated remains, land or sea.
- Flight School List
- Just Flight Schools listings
- Flight Schools Directory – JustFlightSchools.com