This feature adds tremendous convenience to the flight planning process.
NOTE See Set up Your DUATS Account for information about setting up an account with CSC DUATS and DTC DUAT.
To upload a flight plan to CSC DUATS or DTC DUAT:
Click the Weather tab, and select File FAA Flight Plan in the DUATS Controls dialog box.
Your flight plan information is already filled in, based on the route you have planned in RTFP.
Edit the information before submitting the flight plan to DUATS/DUAT. Click or TAB (SHIFT+TAB) to any field to edit it, or you can fill out the flight plan from the beginning if you have not yet created a route in RTFP.
TIP If you fly VFR, but have to file an IFR-like flight plan to fly into, out of, or through an ADIZ, ensure the cruising altitude uses the format VFR/altitude. 5000 feet is entered as 050, 11000 feet is entered as 110 (example: VFR/050, VFR/110). To change the format, it is recommended that you change it in the Flight Plan.
When you have finished editing the flight plan, click OK. If you need to make further changes before submitting the flight plan, double-click File FAA Flight Plan in the DUATS Controls dialog box. This action re-opens the flight plan form for further editing.
When you are finished editing the flight plan, click Connect to file the flight plan with DUAT/DUATS.
CSC DUATS and DTC DUAT are meticulous about the format of data uploaded in a flight plan. If you have problems uploading your flight plan in RTFP, check where DUATS/DUAT stops and prompts you to enter a piece of information. Your aircraft model and color must be values that DUATS accepts. See Formatting DUATS Flight plans for lists of accepted codes and additional information on Flight Plan Formats.
Click Cancel Flight Plan from the DUATS Controls dialog box.
Enter the registration number of the aircraft for which you need to cancel a flight plan, and click OK.
Click the Connect button to connect to DUATS/DUAT.
RTFP connects to DUATS/DUAT and switches you to interactive mode where you can enter information directly in the main window where the text displays.
DUATS shows the flight plan information and asks for a confirm cancellation.
Enter "Y" if this is the flight plan you need to cancel.