On February 17, a tornado ripped the roof off the Terre Haute, Indiana, Automated Flight Service Station (AFSS), taking out many of the antennas and damaging radio and other equipment. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
Telephone calls have been rerouted to other flight service stations, but Terre Haute radio frequencies are out of service. Adjacent AFSSs are providing in-flight services to pilots in or flying over Indiana using their own radio frequencies.
The graphic shows alternative frequencies to use to contact flight service in or over Indiana until repairs are completed.
A temporary roof already has been placed over the Terre Haute facility, and work is progressing on a new permanent roof. Radio repairs and recertification are scheduled for completion by March 16. The Terre Haute AFSS is targeting March 17 for return to full operations.
February 28, 2006