1-866-WXBRIEF / 1-866-GOMÉTÉO
FSS Advanced Pilot Weather Briefing
& HAGAR Flight Notification
Revised Jan 1st
Flight Information Centre (FIC) Direct Toll-free Telephone Numbers
NAV CANADA's Flight Information Centre
(FIC) Project is a coast-to-coast program offering pilots easier access
to system-wide flight information services for an assigned geographic region,
including interpretive weather briefings, flight planning (HAGAR), NOTAMs,
enroute advisories and remote aerodrome advisory services. Nine Flight
Information Centres have been established in Halifax, Québec, London,
North Bay, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Kamloops, Whitehorse and Yellowknife.
All pilots in Canada will phone FIC
with a common toll-free number, 1-866-WXBRIEF. This phone number will route
the pilot’s call to the FIC serving the area from which the call is being
An additional toll free number 1-866-GOMÉTÉO,
also available anywhere in Canada, routes the call to the Québec
FIC for French service.
FIC provides you with "Advance Aviation
Weather Briefing" (see details below.) If necessary they will forward you
call or give you the phone number of your nearest airport (FSS) to ensure
they know you are filing your HAGAR.
In addition, nine other toll-free
numbers, operational in both Canada and the United States, will allow pilots
to contact a specific FIC of their choice. These area-specific phone numbers
will be very useful for flights that cross over multiple service areas.
Cellular and satellite phone users will be encouraged to use these numbers
|1-866-541-4101 Kamloops FIC
1-866-541-4102 Edmonton FIC
1-866-541-4103 Winnipeg FIC
|1-866-541-4104 London FIC
1-866-541-4105 Quebec FIC
1-866-541-4106 Halifax FIC
|1-866-541-4107 Whitehorse FIC
1-866-541-4108 Yellowknife FIC
1-866-541-4109 North Bay FIC
For Notification of HAGAR
1-866-WX-BRIEF (English) = 1-866-992-7433
(French) = 1-866-466-3836.
Tell them where you fly from,
when, for how long, where to, and via what route.
We do not File Flight Plans.
We don't land at airports. We have pickup vehicles.
We just inform them of our activity.
We are permitted to fly in Controlled Airspace
All you have to do to file
your HAGAR is tell your FIC Weather Briefer and your nearest FSS (airport)
what you are up to before you hang
up. It’s that simple and its a Free Service.
NOTE: If you plan to fly through
Uncontrolled Airports which have Controlled Airspace:
Make sure you Obtain Permission
from the Aiport Operator First.
FIC Advanced Pilot Weather Briefing
What questions to ask
|Winds Aloft with Temp
for 6, 9, 12, 15,000’ ASL
Surface and 3000’
Cloud Type (Cu, TCu’s)
% of Cloud Cover
Detailed Regional Forecast
Temperature, Dew Point
Cloud Base &
Probability of Cu Nims &
Stability / Instability