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Flight Service Station
− An air traffic
facility which provides pilot briefings, flight plan
processing, en route flight advisories, search and
rescue services, and assistance to lost aircraft and
aircraft in emergency situations. FSS also relay ATC
clearances, process Notices to Airmen, broadcast
aviation weather and aeronautical information, and
advise Customs and Immigration of transborder
flights. In Alaska, FSS provide Airport Advisory
source: FAA Pilot/Controller Glossary
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