Hi Hum ,
Yes the EAD website can be a bit confusing to use.
I have used it quite a bit and though it does take time to get used to , it is an excellent resource. You can get any page from any European AIP including all maps and approach charts which are included in the AIP's. (Select AIP Type:Chart and then Part: AD or ENR as required). It is like having your own library of AIP's!!!
The information is particularly useful if you want to get other European AIP or NOTAM infromation. It even gives access to information on IFR route restrictions with a link to the CFMU website(when you select CRAM, AIM or ANM in the PIB page)
Here are some general directions, hope that they are useful for you.
Once registered, Input username and password (case-sensitive) then click on LOGIN.
This get you to the EAD Basic Home page, click on ENTER
in the middle of the page.
Click OK on the window that opens.
Now you are in to the main breifing area.
is the pilot information breifing click on this for options.
Double-click on the Aerodrome PIB, Route PIB,or Area PIB to get select the briefing you require. This is where to access relevent NOTAM's and alot more besides. Select the date and time of the briefing you require and also IFR or VFR. Input the ICAO identifier of the Aerodromes/FIRs you require in the Identifier field and then click +
. When you have input every identifier you need then click on Generate
. This opens a new window with your briefing of all relevent information for the dates you selected.
gives access to all European AIP information.
Double-click on PAMS Light to access new window.
Select require Authority code (eg. Ireland)
Select AIP Type (eg AIP, AIC, Charts, SUP AMDT)
For AIP, Charts or AMDT you must select a part (eg AD, ENR, or GEN)
Once you have specified the above Click on LOAD.
This will bring up the list of current Documents, click on them to access.
Example for SUP on Galway airshow:
Double Click PAMS light. Select Authority Code: Ireland, then Select AIP Type: SUP Then Clic on LOAD. This gives you all valid Supplements to the irish AIP. Click on each to access.
This is a very reliable site as it is maintained by Eurocontrol.
I hope the above is of use