www.duats.com & www.duat.com
DTC DUAT and CSC DUATS are the original weather, flight-planning and flight plan-filing Websites. Both have evolved over the years to provide increasingly sophisticated weather-related and flight-planning tools. If you haven’t used either, try both. If you’re used to one, try the other to see what’s new and different. Both offer free access, but require you to create a user account.
Members of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) should absolutely use its Website. Creating a membership account is required, but you’ve already paid your AOPA dues. Even if you aren’t a member of the AOPA, there’s useful information on the home page. For example, there’s a link that lets you review the most current TFRs throughout the country.
Typically, you wouldn’t think of eBay as an aviation-related site, but its auctions offer complete aircrafts, aircraft parts, magazines, among other aircraft-related items. Type in the name of your favorite aircraft and you’ll probably find a slew of relevant items.