Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) cover short duration or temporary changes or short notice permanent changes. They contain information concerning the establishment, condition or change in any aeronautical facility, service, procedure or hazard, the timely knowledge of which is essential to personnel concerned with flight operations. As part of the service, Trigger NOTAM are used to inform users of operationally significant information due to be incorporated in an AIP amendment or SUP.

There are a number of web sites that display NOTAMs in various formats - some are easier to use than others, some require you to register, most are free.

NATS UK AIS - The official NATS website for Notams

Spine - SPINE (Soaring Pilot’s Intelligent NOTAMs Editor) provides a simple interface to the AIS web site for downloading NOTAMs. Using its customisable filtering feature, Spine then analyses the NOTAMs and marks those not relevant for deletion. You then browse through the entries, making changes as necessary, then Spine produces a formatted print out of the final selection. The output can be sorted in a number of ways, including by distance and bearing from a fixed location, such as your home airfield, and ranges can be set to restrict the downloaded NOTAMs to a particular area. As well as printing NOTAMs directly, Spine’s output can be saved to a file, either as HTML or in OpenAir format for use with a PDA (running, for example, XCSoar or Winpilot) to display the boundaries of NOTAMed airspace in flight. See our locally written notes for using Spine.

NOTAM info - Displays notams on a map or by rss and can be set up for email

AIS information line including RED ARROWS - tel: 0500 354802 or +44(0)20 8750 3939.

Please note that Devon & Somerset Gliding Club is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.