NAV CANADA supports flight planning with aviation weather, aeronautical information, and online flight planning.
Aviation Weather and NOTAMs
Aviation weather information is available from our Aviation Weather Web Site (AWWS) or one of our Flight Information Centres, and certain weather products are also now available in our Collaborative Flight Planning Services (CFPS) tool.
As of October 10, 2019, NOTAMs are available through CFPS, in the Weather tab. For more information, see Transition to ICAO NOTAM format and new NOTAM Series.
Flight Information Centres provide pilots with interpretive weather briefings, as well as other advisory services, for their planned route.
To contact a Flight Information Centre by phone for a weather briefing or other flight planning services:
Within Canada, call 1-866-WX-BRIEF.
In Canada and the US, call the number for the applicable FIC Pilot Briefing Service region listed below.
- Within the London FIC Pilot Briefing Service region, flight plans applicable to the Halifax FIC Flight Plan Processing region are forwarded to Halifax FIC for alerting purposes.
- Within the Kamloops FIC Pilot Briefing Service region, flight plans applicable to the Whitehorse FIC Flight Plan Processing region are forwarded to Whitehorse FIC for alerting purposes.
Pilots can file, amend, delay or cancel flight plans using our on-line Collaborative Flight Planning Services (CFPS) tool. Changes made by customers or air traffic services to a CFPS-filed flight plan are automatically updated on a customer’s account as well as on the NAV CANADA system. This electronic flight plan form reduces the need for manual flight plan verification and automatically flags those that do not meet standard parameters.
The CFPS supports visual flight rules (VFR) flight plans, user updates to VFR flight plans, instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plans and updates to IFR flight plans.
Pilots can access additional information for their planned route by using the links to NOTAMs, Aeronautical Information (AIP Canada), RCO Maps and announcements. Pilots should also review the most current Aeronautical Publications for up-to-date aerodrome and regional information. For post flight reports, click here.