The familiar robot answered, I requested a briefer
and named my departure state.
One of the promises LM made when taking over the FSS contract was an Internet portal where pilots and briefers
could screen-share for a better briefing.
The only thing that was not surprising was the refusal of any of the briefers
to allow their names to be published.
Set out the frequency, length and style of briefing meetings and incorporate your decisions into a policy document for briefers
Attendees were told to press legislators on violation of direct shipping laws, which briefers
said violate the three-tier system and break the law in many stales.
Richard Neal, one of the principal briefers
in Saudi Arabia, said, "I can tell you the pool system is here to stay.
So I ll return the floor back now to the briefers
for responses to questions posed and for any other brief remarks that they may wish to offer.
In 45 years, I have never heard "VFR not recommended" from a Canadian briefer
One of the promises with LM's takeover was that briefers
would be trained in geographic areas so a pilot calling in would be matched with a briefer
knowledgeable in that region.
How could the briefers
be so sure, for example, that Islamic radicals like Abu Musab al-Zarqawi couldn't have strong links to the ''secular'' Hussein regime?
Even before the bombing stopped in Yugoslavia, the NATO briefers
were burned several times when evidence emerged to contradict their unsupported assertions.
According to the Pentagon's analysts and briefers
, the new long-range military plan is based on the assumption that the United States must be prepared to fight two regional non-nuclear wars at the same time - one, say, in the Persian Gulf and the other in central or eastern Europe, or one in Africa and the other in Central America, or one in Asia and the other in the former Soviet Union.
We have a highly regarded training process for briefers
making oral presentations.
If FSS is to continue to provide vital weather information to pilots, then they need to train their briefers
to provide better and more insightful information.
My calls to the local briefers
used to be part of my routine go/no go decision making process.