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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:38 am 
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Hey Finer Points!

I've really been enjoying your podcast! I listen to every episode.

I have a question about using FSS in the air. There have been multiple times when I have been in the air and needed to recieve a weather briefing, but I did not remember how. What is the best way to do this. Also, are there any other ways that are more efficient (Centers, ect.)?

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Jeff


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:18 pm 
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Hi John,

Check out the link I sent you prior to this about weather briefing...

http://thefinerpoints.net/forum/viewtop ... light=EFAS

And then know that Enroute Briefing is available for you specifically through 122.0 and if you want to contact the FSS, you will have to determine the local FSS frequency from your chart and contact them through....."radio". Closing/opening flight plans and any other specific information that isn't contained in a route briefing--->use the FSS.

This service is there for you and truly is the best way to get up to date information. ATC is not responsible for relaying this information although in some situations they will if critical to safety of flight, ie a thunderstorms/wind shear etc


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:49 pm 
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Thanks for the fast response!

However I still feel confused about contacting flight service in the air. I know that they transmit and recieve on different frequencies related to the VOR's. Could you offer some insight? Thanks!!

Jeff


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