Pilots and dispatchers have been buried under an avalanche of NOTAMs, and the sheer number is itself a threat to safety. What's to be done?
Too many to mentally process, difficult to read and occasionally understand, not prioritized by importance, archaic in format and distribution in the digital age — Notices to Airmen, good old “NOTAMs” — remain both the bane and deliverance of pilots worldwide. While NOTAMs are published to provide essential — even critical — information to aviators of all stripes, they're often misunderstood in their opacity or overlooked entirely in their increasing proliferation at some airports by ...
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