FAA Flight Service Academy Lab,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1989.
Instructor, George Johnson, "Nobby" Owens (AAT-2), and Dr. McClure (AAC-1),
mark the ceremonial opening of the FAA Academy's new Flight Service training
The new facility simulates the latest in flight service automation.
a recent ceremony opening the new FAA
Academy, Air Traffic Branch Automated
Service Station Laboratory, Aeronautical Center Director, “Mac” McClure, and
Norbert A. "Nobby"
Owens, Deputy Associate Administrator for Air
joined Flight Service instructors,
course developers, and other Air Traffic Branch
people in cutting a ribbon opening the new facility
in the Flight Inspection Building,
Students now have an environment that duplicates
specialist operational positions at
facilities around the country. In the lab, trainees
combination of alphanumeric data and
weather graphics. Class room and
laboratory training includes weather analysis, flight plan
and rescue techniques, and interpreting
satellite and radar data.
Service specialists provide pilot
weather briefing and other flight information, take
flight plans, handle distress calls from lost aircraft
and coordinate search and rescue
efforts at some 185 Flight Service Stations around the country.
So far, FAA has activated 45 automated Flight"
Service Stations, with another 16 to be
by 1992. Meanwhile, the demand for FAA
Flight Service station
specialists training has
grown. Student numbers for the 79-day course
double starting in April.
taken from the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center Intercom, March 28,
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