Section 4. Pilot Briefing Count
A pilot brief is the dissemination of meteorological and aeronautical data pertinent to the pilot's requirement for an intended flight. The intent is to give one count for each pilot briefed regardless of the length of time spent or of multiple routes or destinations. Take a briefing count for:
- Delivery of an in-flight weather advisory (SIGMET, AIRMET) when the pilot states he/she has not previously received the information.
- Significant information furnished which results in the pilot altering, diverting, or canceling his/her flight.
- Each briefing as defined above and not counted under subparagraphs a or b.
Do not take a count for a response to a request for a single item of information; e.g., surface weather report, airport conditions at a single location, or the status of a single NAVAID. Also, information not pertinent to the route of flight must not be volunteered to meet the criteria for a briefing count nor must information routinely given during radio contact with an aircraft be used for this purpose: e.g., altimeter setting, LAA information, etc.
- Instructions for recording pilot briefing count for FCFSS facilities are contained in contractor requirement documents.
In non-automated FSSs, retain FAA Forms 7233-1, 7233-2, and 7233-5 containing “PB” data in a station's files for 15 days except when an incident or an accident occurs where a briefing may have a bearing. In this case, include the form as a part of the accident/incident report.