FAA NOTAM System Offline
"About midnight last night, the FAA Notam system crashed," AOPA's Chris Dancy told AVweb early on Friday morning. "Pilots need to know that the system is not being updated, and we don't know at this point how long it will be before it is back on line." Flight service briefers at Lockheed Martin are advising pilots who call for briefings that Notams are not available, Dancy said. The AFSS Web site is also carrying an alert. The system failure affects security TFRs as well as safety-of-flight notices.