Indiana Time- FA Not aware?


#1

Just a nudge, FA does not seem to be correctly interperting the time for IND. They are now on EDT (historically they stayed on EST). Time reported on the airport page is 1 hour behind the actual EDT.


#2

While all of Indiana now observes DST, about a quarter of the state is on central time while the rest is on eastern time. (See this map for more details.)
Currently we don’t have a list of which airports are in which county, but we’ll look into finding one so we can get all of Indiana in the correct timezone.


#3

I believe the US is changing how it handles DST nationwide in the next year or two. Anyone have the scoop on that? Presumably FA will have it handled since it’s a bigger issue. When did Indiana change the rules on this? I wonder if Microsoft and others had to do Service Updates for all the time zones to every computer.


#4

The Wikipedia has a fairly complete overview of DST in the US.


#5

i think its a pain in the ass. Plus when you we set our clocks back…wouldnt that just balence out setting them forward with the energy conservation idea?


#6

This is why aviation and other similar things should just follow UTC. Would make things a lot easier.


#7

Aviation operations do use UTC (“Zulu”) exclusively and that’s an option in your account profile.


#8

I could never think in ‘Zulu’ terms. All I know is +6 hrs becomes +5 hrs.


#9

Yeah I’m personally not a fan of Zulu and only have to use it for METAR/TAF; I either file IFR online using local time or if I have to do it on the phone, say “xx minutes after the hour” :slight_smile:


#10

I had to buy a watch with dual time zones on it…


#11

I hope you didn’t get stuck with one of those fake Rolexes that has GMT instead of UTC. :laughing:


#12

You not nice man… :laughing: