flight following service

flight following service

A service providing a flight watch over an aircraft, which initiates emergency action in the event of a missed report or nonarrival of the aircraft within a specific time-frame.
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As part of a joint development agreement with SARS, AMS' Automated Flight Information Reporting System (afirs) now interfaces with the SARS([R]) Intelitrax[TM] Flight Following Service.
The pilot was receiving VFR flight following services while cruising at 13,500 feet msl and deviating around convective weather.
Australia's aviation services body Airservices Australia has associated with mobile satellite comms provider Inmarsat and two local airlines to trial improved flight following services on commercial flights.
The pilot was in radio contact with ATC and was receiving VFR flight following services en route to his destination.
The pilot was receiving flight following services from ATC.
The pilot was receiving VFR flight following services from Milwaukee Approach and was vectored east over Lake Michigan and then north.
The pilot was advised flight following services were not available at the airplane's altitude of 450 feet due to limited radar coverage.
The pilot had received flight following services from ATC during the flight, which departed the Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport (TMB) in Miami, Fla.
As it turned out, the ATC facility providing flight following services contradicted Flight Watch, but ATC was right.
The pilot requested and received ATC flight following services at 1346; radar contact was established at 1348.
Earlier, at 1842, the airplane was at 9500 feet when it departed Salt Lake City airspace and flight following services were terminated.
According to ATC, the pilot was receiving flight following services in cruise at about 11,500 feet msl, then began descending at about 2107.