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FOMS Menu 468 (Group Alert Monitor Program)

FOMS Screen 468 (Group Alert Monitor Program) is a program that allows the user to add stations to the Weather Alert Monitor list. This allows the user to monitor added stations, even if they are not associated with a flight.

The modes available are:

  • Add

  • Edit

  • Delete

  • Video

  • Screen

  • Hardcopy

  • Quit

Add Mode

Use this mode to set up a list of stations to be monitored.


Action to take

Group Name

Enter the name that you wish to assign to this group. Alerts generated for specified stations will be sent to users logged into N-FP who are members of this group.


Enter the airline code associated with the alert profile specifying the weather alerting conditions you wish to have applied to this group.


In the table, indicate the ICAO Identifier and Airport Usage Type for each station that you want to be included in the Group. IATA Codes can be entered and they will be converted to ICAO codes. The <?> Search function may be used to select these entries. You may escape from the table to a field.

Alert on New Winds

When selected, an ACARS free-text message is sent to the aircraft when new winds are available on the system.

Edit Mode

Enter the name of the Group that you wish to modify. The record will be displayed with the cursor positioned on the Profile field for editing. You may change any entry except the Group name.

Delete Mode

Use Delete Mode to remove a Group record. If you want to only remove stations from a particular group listing, use Edit Mode. Enter the Group name of the record you wish to delete. The record will be displayed, along with a ”r;Really DELETE?” prompt on the Command Line. A positive response <Y> deletes the record from the data file and repositions the cursor in the Group Name field for another entry. A negative entry <N> clears the record and allows you to select an alternative Group name.

Video Mode

Enter the Group name for the weather monitor record you wish to view. (The <?> Search function may also be used to locate the first Group name on file). If such a record exists in the data file, it will be displayed. If such a record cannot be located, then a Record Not Found – Press <Enter> for NEXT AVAILABLE prompt will be displayed, and pressing <Enter> will bring up the next record in the file. You may then use the Up and Down arrow keys to scroll through the file alphabetically by Group Name.

Screen Mode

When Screen Mode is selected from the Command Line, a Report Selector Screen will be displayed. Enter the Group Name range and ALC that you wish to have reported or press <?> to search for a Group Name. If no matching record is found in the database, you will get a message.

Hardcopy Mode

This mode functions the same as the Screen mode; however, the entire report is sent to the printer.

Quit Mode

You may exit the program by using the Up arrow key to return to the command line, or by entering <Q> in response to a confirmation prompt. Entering <Q> from the command line will permit you to enter the menu number of the next program or return to the last displayed menu.


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

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