Wednesday, March 11, 2009


So how many AFSS briefers are there?

675. Give or take a few.

This does not include specialists who may be in initial training or on extended medical leave.

Lockheed Martin has treated the number of specialists they have on hand almost like a closely guarded secret. But there are a variety of ways to find out and we used one of them. While we are open to the possibility of an error in information we are fairly confident of our conclusion and would take this number with only a small grain of salt.

Let’s say that we’re fairly accurate here. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. When Lockheed Martin first won the contract it was for 1000 briefers. Since this was higher than the Government’s in-house bid of 940, then-AOPA President Boyle used it as a major reason in favor of the LM award.

But now instead of being 60 specialists below the original Lockheed bid, Flight Service is populated at 325 below anticipated staffing.

Oh. Remember also that when the contract was awarded there were approximately 2200 specialists on staff.

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