Archived Pilot Reports (PIREPs)
The IEM attempts to process a feed of Pilot Reports (PIREPs). This processing is done via the PyIEM Library. Sadly, there is not strict coherence to a format specification and so a number of reports are simply unparsable. This archive should not be considered 'complete'.
Due to filesize and speed, you can only request up to 120 days of data at a time! If you request data with the spatial filter, you can download longer periods of data.
Shapefile DBF schema:
Field 0: Type=C/String, Title='VALID', Timestamp in UTC Field 1: Type=C/String, Title='URGENT', Was this an urgent PIREP Field 2: Type=C/String, Title='AIRCRAFT', Reported Aircraft type Field 3: Type=C/String, Title='REPORT', The PIREP Report Field 4: Type=N/Double, Title='LAT', Latitude Field 5: Type=N/Double, Title='LON', Longitude
- Archive starts 20 Jan 2015
- 8 January 2020: Previously, the ingest process would not consider PIPEPs with unknown / bad location details. These are now included in the CSV option with a "None" column for the latitude and longitude. On a typical day, less than five PIREPs have unknown location details.
- 21 April 2021: It was kindly pointed out that location offsets are in nautical miles and not miles. The archive was reprocessed to properly use nautical miles.