The FAA has improved the quality and timeliness of important flight information by deploying a new direct-entry digital Notice to Air Missions (NOTAMs) system for airport operators called the NOTAM Manager System. The FAA has developed and provided this web-based service which allows the airport operator to submit airport surface area NOTAMs directly into the Federal NOTAM System (FNS) rather than going through Flight Service via phone. This project is run and managed by the FAA’s Aeronautical Services Team.
What does it mean for pilots at SFM?
- MAP We have worked with FAA to develop a detailed map that designates all pavement areas on the airfield. The map is included in this subsection and is available as a download. It is highly recommended you download a copy of the map for your reference when interpreting NOTAMs.
- PROCESS Airport staff will be issuing NOTAMs primarily over the internet. In the past we had to call flight service and wait to speak to someone, sometimes for more than 30 minutes. This change will make NOTAM information more timely.
- EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS If you would like to be notified by email each time a NOTAM is issued at SFM I can add you to the list. To be added please send an email with your request firstname.lastname@example.org. Once your email address is in the system, it will send you a confirmation email. In order to start receiving notifications, you will have to confirm. You may opt out anytime.
- OPPORTUNITY FOR FEEDBACK There is a monthly teleconference for airport administration so that we can provide feedback to FAA. We can also update our map as things change and evolve at the airfield.
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Please click here to download a pdf version of the map.