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June 2019 Issue

Your Flight Service User Guide

Technology has advanced and rolled right over the traditional flight service station. But the function is still being performed, just rarely in person.

One way to deal with this torrent of poorly presented information is to call Flight Service, ask for an abbreviated briefing and query the briefer about Notams for your proposed flight, and especially if there’s any new FDC Notam affecting the airspace or procedures you anticipate. Listen to the briefer; there might be some nuggets you didn’t know about. And at least you’ll be on the record when FAA’s enforcement apparatus asks you about a TFR bust. —J.B.

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