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What is Vancouver FSS?

Is it like the approach frequency of Vancouver?


Flight service station. A flight service station ( FSS ) is an air traffic facility that provides information and services to aircraft pilots before, during, and after flights, but unlike air traffic control (ATC), is not responsible for giving instructions or clearances or providing separation. - wikipedia

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So it’s like, ATIS, Departure and Approach combined?

It is just another way of describing ATIS. In IF that frequency will be display the ATIS information.


In IF treat it like ATC. However IRL, FSS is an advisory service. They are similar to ATC but cannot tell you to do anything such as cleared to land/takeoff only suggest what’s best based on traffic. They can however relay clearances from ATC


@Ryuo_9966… MaxSez: Just the Facts Pls. Never trust an interpretation:

The precise services offered by stations vary by country, but typical FSS services may include providing preflight briefings including weather and notices to airmen (NOTAMs); filing, opening, and closing flight plans; monitoring navigational aids(NAVAIDs); collecting and disseminating pilot reports (PIREPs) and airport surface weather observations; offering traffic advisories to aircraft on the ground or in flight; relaying instructions or clearances from air traffic control; relaying information from or about airborne aircraft to their home bases, military bases or homeland security, providing weather advisories to aircraft inflight, initiating search and rescue on missing VFR aircraft, and providing assistance in an emergency. In many countries, flight service stations also operate at mandatory frequency airports to help co-ordinate traffic in the absence of air traffic controllers, and may take over a control tower frequency at a controlled airport when the tower is closed.[[2]](Flight service station - Wikipedia)
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