- 1 How do I get an online weather briefing?
- 2 How do I contact FSS on a flight?
- 3 How do I get flight weather?
- 4 What is included in a standard weather briefing?
- 5 How do you ask for a weather briefing?
- 6 Is ForeFlight a legal weather briefing?
- 7 How do I talk to FSS over VOR?
- 8 Is Flight Watch still active?
- 9 What frequency do pilots use?
- 10 What are the four airport categories?
- 11 Who do I contact for flight following?
- 12 What is weather depiction chart?
- 13 What should pilots state when telephoning a weather briefing facility for preflight weather information?
- 14 How do you read an aviation weather briefing?
- 15 What is a G Airmet?
How do I get an online weather briefing?
N O A A N A T I O N A L W E A T H E R S E R V I C E Pilots can receive a complete preflight briefing from a Flight Service Station (1-800-WXBRIEF) or online at 1800wxbrief.com.
How do I contact FSS on a flight?
Contacting an FSS over the phone Flight Service stations are serviced a single phone number throughout the continental United States: 1-800- WX-BRIEF. Use this phone number to access any of the services that an FSS provides.
How do I get flight weather?
Flight Service Station (FSS) The FSS is the primary source for preflight weather information. A preflight weather briefing from an FSS can be obtained 24 hours a day by calling 1-800-WX BRIEF from anywhere in the United States and Puerto Rico.
What is included in a standard weather briefing?
The briefer will provide available forecast data applicable to the proposed flight. You should obtain a Standard or Abbreviated Briefing prior to departure in order to obtain such items as adverse conditions, current conditions, updated forecasts, winds aloft and NOTAMs, etc.
How do you ask for a weather briefing?
The FAA has established a universal toll-free telephone number for FSSs: 1–800–WX– BRIEF (1–800–992–7433). Before contacting Flight Service, you should have the general route of flight worked out. When you reach Flight Service, you will first hear a recorded announcement, followed by instructions.
Is ForeFlight a legal weather briefing?
There is ongoing confusion many pilots have about weather briefings. There is not, in fact, such a thing as a ” legal weather briefing.” ForeFlight delivers weather, NOTAMs, etc. that help a pilot meet this requirement – especially when obtaining a briefing from the file/ brief system.
How do I talk to FSS over VOR?
First, tune your Com radio to 122.1. Then tune the Nav radio to the VOR you wish to use. Select both the Nav and the Com audio through your audio panel. You may also have to select voice on your Nav radio.
Is Flight Watch still active?
Traditionally the En Route Flight Advisory Service (EFAS)— Flight Watch —has been available anywhere in the U.S. on 122.0. The FAA will discontinue using 122.0 for both Flight Watch and Hi- Watch and make those services available on 122.2 and all remote communications outlet frequencies.
What frequency do pilots use?
If you wish to talk to the pilot of another airplane, use the air-to-air frequency of 122.75 MHz. It is not considered good etiquette to fill other frequencies with pilot -to- pilot chats. VOR frequencies are between 108.0 and 117.975 MHz, immediately below aviation communication frequencies beginning at 118.0.
What are the four airport categories?
Nonprimary airports are identified with a role in the national airport system based on their activity. Five roles are utilized: National, Regional, Local, Basic, and Unclassified.
Who do I contact for flight following?
When you request flight following generally you contact the facility (either approach or center) responsible for the airspace you’re in, so your real question is “How the heck do I know whose airspace I’m in?!” The answer can usually be found on the charts, or in other FAA publications.
What is weather depiction chart?
A weather depiction chart details surface conditions as derived from METAR and other surface observations. The weather depiction chart is prepared and transmitted by computer every 3 hours beginning at 0100Z time and is valid data for the forecast period.
What should pilots state when telephoning a weather briefing facility for preflight weather information?
What should pilots state initially when telephoning a weather briefing facility for preflight weather information? The address of the pilot in command.
How do you read an aviation weather briefing?
- Use the initial code letters to identify the type of report. If you’re looking at a METAR report, you will see it listed at the beginning.
- Note the station identifier after the report type.
- Read the next numbers to find the report’s date and time.
- Look for a short phrase explaining how the report was modified.
What is a G Airmet?
A G – AIRMET is a graphical advisory of weather that may be hazardous to aircraft, but are less severe than SIGMETs. They are only valid at specific time “snapshots”. Forecasters create graphical objects depicting the areas and attributes of AIRMET hazards, which are distributed in BUFR file format.