Meteorology and Flight Planning
Sg 5, fr 3
Enroute procedures 18.104.22.168.1
Once you are airborne, where can you get
current weather information?
1. Pilot-to-Metro facilities
2. Flight Watch facilities (EFAS)
3. Flight Service Stations
4. ARTCC (center)
5. Transcribed Weather Broadcasts
A. Sources of in-flight weather information
NOTE: The sources below are listed in the order in
which they should be used.
Pilot-to-Metro Service (PMSV)
Operated out of NASs, MCASs, and USAF
bases--call name example: "Kingsville Metro"
Normally, pilots can directly access weather
(1) In some cases, USN or USMC forecasting
has been centralized to support outlying
satellite detachments during off-peak hours
when a forecaster is not on duty
(2) Most USN and USMC stations are manned
24 hrs with observers maintaining a basic
NOTE: Observers can provide basic
services, e.g., read latest field conditions or
read a TAF (terminal) report.