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    Ted Waltman has put together an extremely useful website documenting how to fly your plane to and from Alaska.

    Alaska Specific Tools


    Alaska Aviation Weather Unit

    A tool to help with flight planning weather items such as METARS, TAFs, winds aloft, surface observations, significant weather, area forecasts, and radar for flights within Alaska.


    Alaska Aviation Weather Cameras

    The FAA hosts over 230 camera sites throughout the state of Alaska as a supplementary weather product for current weather conditions and flight planning purposes.


    Alaska Wildfires Smoke Forecast Page

    Provided by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, this tool provides real-time 72 hour forecasts for wildfire smoke coverage over the State of Alaska.


    Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center

    For float plane flying, the Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center offers river forecasts which can be beneficial for planning off-airport operations.


    Alaska Aquatic Invasive Species

    This site will help you determine if the weeds in your lake are invasive and includes information on what to do if they are.


    This is a great tool to get information about flying in and around Denali National Park. The reporting points map may be downloaded from this website for use with Aviation GPS units and apps such as Foreflight.

    Additional Resources

    Preferred Insurance Provider

    The Alaska Airmen's Association is proud to partner with BWI Aviation Insurance. Alaska Airmen's Association members receive a discount on insurance policies when they provide their member number during the application process.

    General Tools with Alaska Functionality



    SkyVector is a free flight planning tool offering world-wide aeronautical charts, online mapping, and related flight planning products and services. SkyVector combines unique aeronautical mapping with weather and data overlays, airport information, FBO listings, and more.


    Aviation Weather Center

    The official Aviation Weather Center hosted by NOAA National Weather Service. Although lower-48 centric, most tools do offer Alaska specific components.


    Low Altitude Interpolated Weather Tool (Aviation Weather Center)

    Low altitude interpolated weather tool developed by the National Weather Service for Helicopter EMS providers. (Decent functionality for Alaska).


    NOAA Tide Predictions 

    Helpful for seaplane and beach operations.


    FAA Temporary Flight Restrictions

    The official Federal Aviation Administration Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR) website.


    Defense Internet NOTAM Service

    Military Airspace NOTAMs Page


    Special Use Airspace Status Page

    FAA Special Use Airspace Status Page


    Leidos Flight Planning Website
    While primarily for Lower 48 pilots there are many great resources for Alaska Aviators for flight planning and online weather briefings.


    Check out this link for the most up to date FARs!


    Check out this link for the most up to date AIM!


    Make sure that you are always starting each flight with the correct data information


    See some of the FREE prints that the FAA has available for all to download digitally.


    Make sure you are checking your NOTAMs before each flight!


    "The objective of the WINGS Program is to address the primary accident causal factors that continue to plague the general aviation community. By focusing on this objective, we hope to reduce the number of accidents we see each year for the same causes. As you will see, it is not a simple "Award" program but is instead a true proficiency program, designed to help improve our skills and knowledge as pilots.