Old Photos

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  1. Arnold

    Arnold Cleared for Takeoff

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    For some reasons I've been researching the "old days" before Flight Service Modernization, GPS and widespread radar coverage.

    Weather briefings were by telephone or in person at facilities known as Flight Service Stations (FSS).

    This is one example of what an FSS (one I used) looked like for briefings.

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    KPRC - 1983.

    Credit: http://www.atchistory.org/facility-photos/?state=Arizona&city=Prescott
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    In this photo notice the concern on the specialists face (KPNE FSS) as he gives a disoriented pilot a DF steer:
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    Credit: http://www.atchistory.org/facility-photos/?state=Pennsylvania&city=Philadelphia
     
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    kgruber En-Route

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    Those FSS specialists were SO GOOD at local knowledge. And they provided emergency services like DF steers. Briefings today can have much more information, but nobody but you to interpret it.
     
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    Pilawt Final Approach

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    Sometimes the best go/no-go information was the look in the briefer's eye ...

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    (Marysville CA FSS, 1978)
     
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