Ben From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 48 Posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4079 times:
I was very surprised to see that the Stansted ATIS is now available on the phone.
Its exactly as you would hear on the radio, you just dial the number and it plays - magic!
Does anyone know if other airports that have this facility? Is there a place where all of these numbers are listed/published? Im most interested in the London area airports, and possibly others in the UK/England.
Thanks for any information.. very very handy to have!
Fsuwxman From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 439 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3961 times:
I know everyone here knows this, but just to clarify, the ATIS recording is different from the ASOS recording. When you listen to it on a scanner, it is the ATIS recording (unless you are at a small airport where the tower closes, where they will play ASOS when they are closed). When you call the phone number, it is the ASOS.
Ben From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 48
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3880 times:
TAFs and METARs over the phone too? Very good.
Actually that is what Im more interested in. The reason why I woud like to access them on the phone is so I can get an idea of what the flying weather will be, before I get out of bed (or see if I should even bother getting up). We have a good online Met service but seem to be missing out with the phone services...
C172Akula From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1011 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3873 times:
Your right Fsuwxman, NavCanada not only supplies the weather information via phone, but also you can access all the information on their website as well. Plus the website contains NOTAM's, Airmets and Sigmets, PIREPS, as well as the Canadian GFA's (Graphical Forecast Area) as well as upper winds, volcanic ash warnings...radar images, precip rates, Atlantic Turbulence charts.... pretty much anything you need is on the website!
It is nice to be able to wake up in the morning, phone in for the latest METAR and TAF at YYC and then if it is 50/50 sounding, go upstairs and consult all the info on the website.