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Service Change Notice 16-31

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

235 PM EDT Mon Aug 29, 2016


To:         Subscribers:

            -NOAA Weather Wire Service

            -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


            Other NWS partners and employees


From:      William Bauman

           Chief, Aviation and Space Weather Services Branch


Subject:   Operational Implementation of AWC Online PIREP

           Submission Form Effective September 29, 2016


Effective September 29, 2016, the Online Pilot Report (PIREP)

Submission Form issued by the NWS Aviation Weather Center (AWC)

will transition from experimental to operational status. The

PIREP online submission form is a means by which pilots,

operators, and dispatchers may submit PIREPS electronically.


Users are required to register prior to accessing the PIREP

submission form. Validation of user accounts will consider

whether the user has


- a pilot's license

- a .gov or .mil email address

- a group id number for airlines


Pilot license information can be obtained from the Federal

Aviation Administration (FAA) public registry


All other requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.


The AWC PIREP Online Submission Form is available at:


The AWC PIREP Online Submission Form is supplemental to the FAA

Aeronautical Information System Replacement (AIS-R), the current

means of collecting PIREPs. The AWC PIREP form enables

registered users to directly enter pertinent inflight weather

information, thereby increasing the overall number of PIREPs

available to the NWS, FAA and aviation community. PIREPs assist

pilots, dispatchers and flight planners with flight plan

preparation, situational awareness and operational decision

making. In addition, PIREPs are integrated into the NWS forecast

production process to help improve the accuracy of the

forecasts. PIREPs submitted via the website will be

automatically formatted, distributed, and displayed 

graphically on:


The FAA, pursuant to Title 49 United States Code Section 44720,

established requirements for this weather information and

service that are necessary for the safe and efficient conduct of

operations in the National Airspace System (NAS).


The Service Description Document can be found at:


If you have any questions regarding the experimental AWC PIREP

Online Submission Form, please contact:


Mike Bettwy

Warning Coordination Meteorologist

Aviation Weather Center

Kansas City, MO 64153



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