3.4 Weather Briefing & HEMS TOOL

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Useful tool for low altitude flight such as sUAS operations for accurate weather conditions (originated for helicopter low altitude flights in the event of emergencies.


Weather Briefs – Call 1-800-WX-BRIEF or visit for the latest NOTAMS and TFRs and weather briefings.

3 types of weather briefing are Standard, Abbreviated, and Outlook weather briefings.

Standard Weather Briefing is the most complete weather briefing

Abbreviated Weather Briefing is specific weather data typically to update a previous briefing

Outlook Weather Briefing is a pilot request who’s departure time is 6 or more hours away.