NOTAMs


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NOTAMs

A notice distributed by means of telecommunications containing information concerning the establishment, condition, or change in any aeronautical facility, service, procedure, or hazard. Timely distribution of this knowledge is essential to personnel concerned with flight operations. NOTAM information could affect a pilot's decision to make a flight. It includes airport or primary runway closures, changes in the status of navigational aids, ILSs (instrument landing systems), radar service availability, and other information essential to planned en route, terminal, or landing operations. Class I NOTAMs are distributed by means of telecommunications, whereas Class II are distributed by means other than telecommunications.
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SFO is one of 18 airports directly reporting their field conditions via PASSUR OPSnet, which consolidates airport conditions - including NOTAMS and critical non-NOTAM information - onto a single screen.
It shows winds aloft data, METARs, TAFs, NOTAMS and PIREPs, which are overlaid on a moving map that responds to GPS coordinates.
Here's a partial list of what I found: didn't follow procedures, communication broke down, lost situational awareness, didn't check NOTAMS, didn't speak up (lack of assertiveness), and poor visual scan for other aircraft.
We checked the weather and NOTAMS and got our diplomatic clearances.