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Happy Valentines Day!

We took the day here at FSB to make you all some sweet Valentines Day cards. We think we did pretty well, and we know you all love aviation puns.

Print them out, fold them out, and you’re done planning your Valentines Day!

I’m Plane Crazy About You!
Our Love will never stall…
You’re the Prist to my Jet-A
It’s Plane to see, you’ve got me in a tailspin

If you’d like all four, you can get them here.

 

Happy Valentines Day!

OPSGROUP – this is new.

When we reached 25,000 readers a few months ago, it was obvious that we were doing something right – our little weekly ops update started out five years ago with maybe 50 people on the list.

We branched out with Plotting Charts, Ops Notices, Special Reports, and a bunch of other stuff – doing our best to keep you and others in International Flight Ops as up to date as possible.

Now, we’ve started OPSGROUP. By creating a group, we can focus on delivering all the things we make, directly to the people that want them most.

If you already enjoy our weekly bulletin, then we’re excited to tell you that there’s a whole lot more now available in one place. You should start by reading the feedback from others.

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A different map: Winter Storm

Apart from the routine Flight Operations that we support at the Flight Service Bureau, we spend a fair bit of time building new things.  Much of time, those things involve maps, and so we keep our eyes out for new ideas … and we especially liked this graphic presentation of US Winter Storm Jonas at the end of January 2016.

We took the original and slowed it down a little, but what you’ll see here is forecast data from NOAA’s High Resolution Rapid Refresh Model to animate the storm’s arrival in the Mid-Atlantic. The map shows water equivalent accumulated snow depth, or WEASD, which we can think of as the volume of water contained in the snow on the ground.

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We’re hiring a Junior Flight Service Specialist (Asia/CIS)

Join our team of Flight Service stations (HNL, SAN, MCO, SNN, DOH, MNL, AKL) to provide assistance as needed with flight planning, logistics arrangements, publication preparation, and ad-hoc aircraft operator services.

\\\ What you’ll be doing

This Junior Flight Service Specialist role is location independent, meaning that you can choose where you work from – we only require that you have a laptop and secure internet access with a backup option. The role is shift work based, although weighted towards normal office hours in your timezone. There is regular weekend work.

\\\ What you’ll need

  • A really great attitude to teamwork, positive approach to customer satisfaction, and at least some interest in airplanes or logistics!
  • A minimum of1year practical and relevant experience gained in a Corporate Flight Department, Flight Support Provider or similar.
  • Located in a CIS or Asian time zone UTC+3 to UTC+8
  • A basic qualification in flight planning –FAA Dispatch License or equivalent would be great.
  • Did we say Attention to Detail? Attention to Detail.
  • Self Starter with discipline to work alone but within a team
  • Proven skill for multi-tasking
  • Able to work irregular hours including weekends and holidays
  • This is an English speaking role but Russian language is an advantage

 

\\\ Why would you want to work here?

You get to work with a great group of people all over the world, providing information and assistance to Aircraft Operators globally. Even if we do say so ourselves, it’s a nice team of people that enjoy what they do, and you’ll see how that makes for a great working environment.

 

\\\ How to apply?

Visit fsbureau.org/careers.html.

 

 

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