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   THESE NUMBERS                            WHY USE FLIGHT                            We ensure your safe arrival. When
                                                                                      an aircraft is overdue on a flight plan,
     DON’T LIE!                             SERVICE?                                  we initiate search and rescue
                                                                                      procedures.
Will you be the next aviation accident      We serve pilots. We focus on helping
statistic?                                  you have a safe flight. During the        We provide emergency services.
                                            preflight and inflight portions of your   Should you become disoriented or
Between 1993-2003 there were 1177                                                     have an inflight emergency; we can
                                            flight, we are often the only source of
accidents in Alaska, an average of 1        information pertinent to your trip.       provide you with guidance to
accident every 3 days. This number                                                    successfully land.
does not include minor injuries or          We maintain a continuous weather
minor damage to landing gear, wing          watch                                     We are experienced. Our specialists
tips, dented skin, etc. Including these     throughout                                have lived and worked throughout
incidents would increase the number         the region,                               Alaska. We know and understand its
more than 500%.                             becoming                                  challenges. Many of us are also current
                                            aware of                                  pilots. Collectively, our staff total over
What you can do to prevent being                                                      60,000 flight hours in aircraft ranging
involved in a future accident?              trends that
                                            may not be                                from Super Cubs in the bush to
                                            reflected in                              helicopters to B747 aircraft.
                                            the forecasts. We interpret satellite
    1200                                                                              We are looking to the future. In
    1000                                    images, weather radar, and monitor 57     partnership with pilots, we are working
                                            remotely located weather cameras on a
     800                                                                              to develop technologies and strategies
     600
                                            real-time basis.                          for the future:
     400
                                            We are the collection and
     200                                                                                 § CAPSTONE – VFR Flight
                                            dissemination point for NOTAMs
                                                                                           Following
       0
                                            affecting airspace, airports, com-
         Total     Briefed by   No FSS                                                   § Weather Cameras – over 100
       Accidents     Flight     Briefing    munications, and navigation. We have
                                                                                           additional sites have been
                    Service
                                            NOTAMs that are not available from
                                                                                           identified
                                            any other source.
Prior to those 1117 accidents, only 239                                                  § Interactive Web-Based Briefings
pilots received a preflight briefing from   We have the most current Pilot               § Pilot Accessible Automated
a Flight Service Station. The remaining     Weather Reports available and en-              Data Bases
878 received no briefing at all or were     courage you to pass along the                § Flight Service as a training aid
briefed by other sources. BOTTOM            conditions you encounter, so that we           for student pilots and Biennial
LINE: Your odds improve threefold           may share them with other pilots.              Flight Reviews
when you use Flight Service!

								
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