CSRA DUATS (Formerly CSC DUATS) provides 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
Also included in the App:
Charts - The Charts icon takes you to the start screen, the screen that you will first see. Touch this icon to get back to the chart screen at anytime.
Chart Selection -The Chart Selection controls the chart that you are viewing. It allows you to select Sectionals, TACS, WACs, Low Enroutes, High Enroutes or Street Maps. It also allows you to overlay the map with NEXRAD, Looping NEXRAD and/or METARS.
Route - This controls the route overlay that you will see on the charts. Select the “Plan Flight” button that appears in a dropdown after you have touched the Route icon. This takes you to the DUATS flight planner. Enter your proposed flight details and it will plan your flight and show the route over the chart.
Airport Lookup - To locate a airport quickly, enter the identifier or name/partial name. It will then center the chart to the airport you selected.
Split - This puts the display in split screen mode allowing you access to all functions on the top part of the split screen while viewing either Charts or Plates on the bottom part.
The blue dot will show your present location if you had enabled the app to use your current location during the first time your ran the app.
DUATS - This gives you access to all the main DUATS functions available on the website. This includes the Flight Planner, all the official weather briefing types such as Standard , Outlook and Abbreviated. You can also file your Domestic Flight Plan (ICAO will be added shortly), Cancel a Flight plan (if it still exists in the DUATS system) or Close a VFR flight plan (you can close a VFR flight plan with DUATS regardless of who or where you initially filed your VFR flight plan.) From this screen you can also look up Preferred routes, encode any name to an identifier, and get an extended decode of any valid identifier.
Airport Info - This allows you to quickly access the following information about any airport:
● Extended Decode
● METARS and TAFS for a 25nm radius (selectable in settings)
● NOTAMS for the Location
● FDC NOTAMS for a 25nm radius (selectable in settings)
Plates - Allows you quick access to plates
History - Allows access to past DUATS functions including flight plans, weather briefings and other requests.
WX Graphics - View DUATS graphic maps including NexRad Radar, Surface Graphics, Forecast Charts, Constant Pressure Charts, Hi/Lo Altitude Prog Charts and Winds aloft forecast charts.
Settings—Allows you to modify your personal profile and modify/add aircraft profiles. Also allows you to download charts and store them locally on you iPad. HINT: This greatly improves chart drawing times and allows you to use them when you do not have access to the Internet.
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.