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(L) NOTAMs are being changed Jan 28th, local NOTAMs will be reclassified as (D) or Distant NOTAMs. Great news! this change will be allow us to get all of the NOTAMS without calling FSS. We can all be better prepared for our flight and use the time with the FSS briefer more efficiently.
Definition/Types of NOTAMs
NOTICE TO AIRMEN- A notice containing information (not known sufficiently in advance to publicize by other means) concerning the establishment, condition, or change in any component (facility, service, or procedure of, or hazard in the National Airspace System) the timely knowledge of which is essential to personnel concerned with flight operations.
a. NOTAM(D)- A NOTAM given (in addition to local dissemination) distant dissemination beyond the area of responsibility of the Flight Service Station. These NOTAMs will be stored and available until canceled.
b. NOTAM(L)- A NOTAM given local dissemination by voice and other means, such as telautograph and telephone, to satisfy local user requirements. These will be available on the Internet as of Jan 28
c. FDC NOTAM- A NOTAM regulatory in nature, transmitted by USNOF and given system wide dissemination.