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Notice to Airmen NOTAM

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Air Ontario, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. Air Ontario

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    I am beginning to see more NOTAMS from the nearby airports as more and more UAV operators advise the Tower of their intentions. I saw three on our local airport's NOTAMs just today. One was a notice advising UAV ops near a Hospital Helipad and the balance were specific to the airport.

    Anyone else seeing acceptance/cooperation of drone ops per ATC's posting of UAV flights, coordinates, heights and radius on NOTAM?
     
  2. Mark The Droner

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    Where do you see these NOTAMs? On the b4ufly app?
     
  3. Air Ontario

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    I go to the NavCanada website or type in the nearest to me airport ICAO id and NOTAM.

    For you likely BWI NOTAM for a major or go to FAA web and check NOTAMs in the area to see notices near the airport you query.
     
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    Thanks. No I haven't noticed any notices of drone ops yet.
     
  5. TheRealNick

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    I found one, I understand all of it except the center of the radius...

    !HNL 01/158 HNL AIRSPACE UAS WI AN AREA DEFINED AS 1NM RADIUS OF HNL341025 SFC-400FT AGL 1601281000-1603091000

    What does HNL341025 mean?
     
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    Commercial operators must file NOTAMS when they fly. As a hobby operator you do have the capability of filing a UOA (UAS Operating Area) report that pilots may see when they receive their briefing. They are not official NOTAMS, but i think it helps our hobby to provide this information. I file each time I fly on 1800wxbrief.com


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  7. Air Ontario

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    That is odd, usually it would be listed as a Lat./Long.
     
  8. adfischer

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    Actually, this is a more common location format in aviation. It is the Radial Distance. The first 3 letters is the ID of the location (in this case the Honolulu VORTAC), the next 3 digits are the radial or compass heading, and the last 3 is the distance.

    So HNL341025 means .25 miles NNW (341 degrees) from the HNL navigation beacon.


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