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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.10.19): Flight Service Station (FSS)

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Flight Service Station (FSS)

An air traffic facility which provides pilot briefings, flight plan processing, en route radio communications, search and rescue services, and assistance to lost aircraft and aircraft in emergency situations. FSS also relays ATC clearances, processes Notices to Airmen, and broadcasts aviation weather and aeronautical information. In addition, at selected locations, FSS provides En Route Flight Advisory Service (Flight Watch) and Airport Advisory Service (AAS) and takes airport weather observations.

FMI: www.faa.gov

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