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FOMS Menu 462 (Pilot Weather Briefing Program)

Note: The following descriptions represent the typical access and privileges afforded to users designated as Dispatch Managers/Supervisors. Users with dispatcher privileges will have limited access to a subset of the screens presented.

 

This output-only program is designed to collect a number of different regions and stations and generate a complete report of applicable weather information. It is primarily intended for use by flight crews.

There modes available are:

·        Screen

·        Hardcopy

·        Quit

Screen Mode

City Pair Enroute: When the Screen mode is selected from the Command Line, the cursor will position itself on the first field in the City-pair Enroute area. Enter the ICAO, IATA, or FAA codes for the origin and destination that you are interested in. This will generate a report consisting of the latest actual, the latest forecast, and all operational NOTAMs for each of the airports defined as enroute airports for the selected city-pair. If you do not want this report, press <Enter> to continue to the next field.

Circle Weather: This field will generate a report consisting of the latest actual on file for each of the airports in the circle surrounding the Airport that you enter as your target. The list of Airports involved is controlled by the Alternates data file. If you do not wish to have a Circle Weather report, press <Enter> to continue.

Regional Weather: This field will generate a report of the latest forecasts on file for airports within the selected region. Select by number the region in that you are interested. The stations contained in each region are defined by the ICAO Country Code.

Note: Note that only those airports that are on the WX/NOTAM collection list will be reported.

 

Station Forecasts: Enter the ICAO, IATA, or FAA codes for the stations for that you want to see forecasts. The program will generate a report containing the last two forecast records for each station. Any forecasts that are more than 30 hours old will be considered outdated, and will not be displayed.

Note: If you only want one or two of the various reports, you may exit to the confirmation prompt at any time by using <Ctrl>-E.

 

Hardcopy Mode

The Hardcopy mode works in exactly the same manner as Screen mode, with the exception that output is directed to the printer.

Quit Mode

To exit the program, enter <Q> from the command line. You will be asked to enter the menu number of the next program. If you are not sure, pressing <Enter> will return you to the last used menu screen.

 

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