Section 3. Operations
Maintain a current file of
all public use civil landing areas within the
FSSs flight plan area. Post the latest
available information regarding airport
conditions and facilities on the current FAA
Airport Master Record (FAA Form 5010-1).
Review the National Flight Data Digest, and
post changes not previously received.
13-3-2. LANDING AREA
To the extent that their
operational duties permit, FSS air traffic
managers are encouraged to visit airports and
to contact airport managers. Operational
changes in airport conditions, facilities, or
services that are observed by or reported to
the FSS must be transmitted to System
Operations Airspace and Aeronautical
13-3-3. AIRPORT SEARCH
FSS air traffic managers
must arrange with the airport management of
each civil landing area in the FSSs flight
plan area, including private landing areas as
appropriate, to be searched for an overdue or
unreported aircraft upon request from the
station. Request police assistance in
searching unattended landing areas.
13-3-4. LIAISON VISITS
a. Visit attended
landing areas at least once each year. Visit
unattended fields at the discretion of the FSS
air traffic manager. Rotate liaison visits
among professional level specialists.
familiarization flights over the FSSs flight
plan area and particularly the area within 100
miles of the station. This will enable
specialists to acquire and maintain knowledge
of the landmarks and the facilities used in
aircraft orientation and pilot briefings.
Combine familiarization flights and liaison
visits as practicable.
Typical duties for liaison
visits and familiarization flights include:
knowledge of airports, facilities, and
b. Becoming familiar
c. Becoming familiar
with the operation of aircraft equipment and
d. Discussing FAA
arrangements for handling NOTAMs.
arrangements for the search of airports for
arrangements for alerting airport emergency
h. Checking the
listing of airports and other facilities in
aeronautical publications and their depiction
on aeronautical charts.
information for the Airport Condition File and
the aircraft orientation board.
j. Ascertaining the
number of based aircraft and/or itinerant
operations for planning FX or other
communications needs to the associated FSS.
k. Obtaining pilots'
opinions of the services provided by the
aircraft orientation procedures.
13-3-6. TIE-IN NOTAM
Tie-in FSSs must make
arrangements with other agencies and
facilities (NWS, U.S. Army, control tower,
etc.) for the proper exchange of NOTAM