AOPA: Lockheed Flight Service Shows Improvement

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The local-area knowledge of Flight Service Station briefers is still not as good as it should be, says Andy Cebula, AOPA's executive vice president for government affairs. But the system is working much better than it was last summer, when pilots frequently were having problems with lost flight plans and long hold times. Since then, Lockheed has upgraded its systems and pilots have learned how to cope with their procedures. Increased oversight by Congress has also had an impact, Cebula added, and weekly meetings with AOPA since February have helped as well.

Hear more on this topic from Cebula, as well as his views on fuel costs, ADS-B deployment, and the impact of national security measures on GA pilots, in Friday's upcoming AVweb podcast.