Pilot Input Sought About Aviation Digital Data Service

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As long as pilots are up in the sky, they'll be looking for ways to anticipate what to expect next from the weather. New tools are constantly in development, and one popular way to access text, digital and graphical forecasts, analyses, and observations of aviation-related weather is via the Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) and its experimental Flight Path Tool. The National Weather Service (NWS) is proposing to provide technical support to the project, and needs comments from pilots about the usefulness of ADDS. AOPA says it strongly supports ADDS and urges pilots who appreciate it to let the NWS know. For more information, go to the project's Web site. Comments may be emailed before September 5, 2003, to . The subject field should read ADDS COMMENTS. Comments regarding the Flight Path Tool service may be emailed before September 5, 2003, to . The subject field should read FPT COMMENTS. ADDS is a joint effort of NCAR Research Applications Program, NOAA Forecast Systems Laboratory, and the National Centers for Environmental Prediction Aviation Weather Center.