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Features December 2015 Issue

Flight Planning Apps Are Replacing Flight Service Stations

Resources such as the National Weather Service have extensive information, but you often have to seek out the information you should be viewing.

Flight Planning Apps Are Replacing Flight Service Stations

Yes, you can still call 'em, but FSS is gearing toward self-service, so you should be able to find information on your own. Otherwise, some things can get lost in the shuffle.

Lockheed Martin's Flight Service Stations are still open, but the services for pre-flight briefing and cockpit assistance are dwindling fast. The FSS now pushes for more pilot self-assistance as it is gradually being replaced by digital applications.

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