U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

ORDER
JO 7110.10W
Effective Date:
March 7, 2013
 
     
Subject:  Flight Services
  Includes:  Change 1 effective 8/22/13
 

Chapter 2. Broadcast Procedures

Section 1. General

2-1-1. TYPES OF BROADCASTS

Weather and flight information must be broadcast/ recorded by one or more of the following categories:

a. Transcribed Weather Broadcast (TWEB). (Alaska only.)

b. Telephone Information Briefing Service (TIBS).

c. Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service (HIWAS).

d. Automatic Flight Information Service (AFIS). (Alaska only.)

2-1-2. SPEECH RATE AND PHRASEOLOGY

Data must be spoken at a rate of 100 to 120 words per minute. Standardized procedures and phraseology to be used by FSS personnel and automated equipment are to be conducted in accordance with Chapter 12, Phraseology.

2-1-3. REDUCING RECORDED WEATHER INFORMATION SERVICES

Recorded weather information services (TWEB and TIBS) may be reduced during the hours of 18000600 local time only. Adjust full broadcast service times to coincide with daylight hours. When a broadcast period is reduced, record the time the broadcast will be resumed, and advise users to contact flight service for weather briefings and other services.

PHRASEOLOGY-
THE TIBS RECORDING IS SUSPENDED. REGULAR RECORDED WEATHER SERVICE WILL BE RESUMED AT (time) ZULU/ (time) LOCAL. FOR PILOT WEATHER BRIEFINGS AND OTHER SERVICES, CONTACT FLIGHT SERVICE (phone number or additional telephone instructions, as appropriate).
THE TWEB RECORDING IS SUSPENDED. REGULAR RECORDED WEATHER SERVICE WILL BE RESUMED AT (time) ZULU/ (time) LOCAL. FOR PILOT WEATHER BRIEFING AND OTHER SERVICES CONTACT FLIGHT SERVICE (frequency or phone number, as appropriate).

2-1-4. CURRENT DATA

An aviation surface report is considered current for 1 hour beyond the standard time of observation (H+00) unless superseded by a special or local observation or by the next hourly report. Do not broadcast obsolete data.

2-1-5. AUTOMATED BROADCAST

Most broadcasts are automated products that are available 24 hours a day. The products must adhere to the requirements of this chapter. Specialists are responsible for monitoring the product for accuracy, speech rate, and proper enunciation before it is transmitted.  

 
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