What is DUAT?
Not everyone knows what the DUAT acronym stands for. DUAT is the FAA's Direct User Access Terminal (DUAT) service for pilots. This service provides direct access to weather briefing, flight planning, and flight plan filing information to allow pilots to obtain a self briefing and file a flight plan prior to flying. The service is free to qualified pilots, dispatchers, and other authorized users.
Who can use DUAT?
In order to use the DUAT Service, you must have an access code and password. If you possess a Pilot Certificate and current medical or are a student pilot with a current medical and you are in the FAA provided database, you can log onto the our Web Site at www.duat.com, click on register, enter your name and certificate number, then choose a password and access code. Passwords must be 6 A/N characters (e.g. birth date, "flying", aircraft tail number, etc.) and personalized access codes must be 9 or 10 digits (e.g., phone number with area code, etc.). See below Flight Views Issue 1 for further details. If you have a problem registering, you can contact our 24 hour help desk at (800) 243-3828 and they will be happy to assist you.