Decision Support Imagery help


The decision support imagery page is designed to provide an image portal which displays static graphics for use in Impact-based Decision Support Services. The page will display a sample graphic once selection are chosen, and provide a URL link for that image at the bottom of the page. Start by selecting the product that will be displayed from the list of:

  • G-AIRMET - Graphical advisory of weather that may be hazardous to aircraft, but are less severe than SIGMETs.
  • WPC Prog Chart - Weather Prediction Centers Surface Analysis Prog Charts
  • SigWx - low level
  • SigWx - mid level
  • SigWx - high level
  • Turbulence - Graphical Turbulence Guidance product depictions which forecasts turbulence driven by, and synchronized with NOAA's "Rapid Refresh" of RAP forecast model.
  • Icing - The CIP and FIP graphics are computer-generated three-dimensional analyses of information related to the likelihood of encountering icing conditions.
  • TFM gate forecast - Traffic Flow Management gate forecast of significant weather in arrival and departure sectors for the top airports.
Once the first selection has been made, additional parameters will appear. Continue to make selections for each category. Note: Some selections cannot be paired and will be greyed out if unavailable.

The static image will appear at the bottom of the screen with the URL below it. Clear all selections by using the clear selections button, or reset some options by selecting a different product or new parameters.

What's New on the Website

This is a brand new page...everything is new!

Archive of old "What's New" here, so it doesn't clutter the page.


Why is my 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.

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.

Where do I submit questions/comments?

Click on the envelope button at the top right corner of your screen to fill out the webmail form. There are some new features and there will be some initial bugs. Please don't hesitate to let us know. We run a deployment of functionality upgrades every month. Critical bugs will be fixed as soon as possible.

Why can't I log in to my account?

You will need to log in and/or have correct permissions. If you do not see a confirmation email after registering, please check your spam folder. Please contact us if further information is required.

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 rulers in the top right corner of the map to open the display. Enter the airports to navigate, and select the product you wish to display from the dropdown.

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