should tell you about any TFRs and related National Security Areas, which generally involve VIP movement.
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
. Design the documentation needed, including forms for briefers
' notes, for staff feedback and for coordinators' monitoring of the process.
Richard Neal, one of the principal briefers
in Saudi Arabia, said, "I can tell you the pool system is here to stay."
Unfortunately I got one of those Flight Service briefers
who was going to read TAFs to me instead of the trained weather insights that would be helpful.
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.
Feith's Office of Special Plans never ''politicized'' intelligence but functioned as a modern-day Team B, looking at intelligence products and asking questions of briefers
. 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?
During an AOC Multi-National Forum at the German Embassy, briefers
said that NATO Air Group Three was scheduled to be briefed in late May, with release of the study anticipated for the Fall.
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.
While Dave Higdon's comment in his article "Blue-Sky Briefings" (March 2012) on "how and why any pilot would fly without a weather briefing defies logic" is self-evident, I would take issue with what I find to be a very counter-productive attitude on the part of numerous briefers
over the years.
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.
Arab-Americans and Muslims felt the targets being placed on their backs by FBI and police briefers
at the scene and by reporters covering the daily developments.