FAA FOIA requests

Leszek Kwasniowski

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Re: FAA FOIA requests
« Reply #120 on: September 09, 2019, 09:48:30 pm »
I've got a pretty big one (Detroit + Detroit TRACON + Video Maps) for $20. Then simple Buffalo ATCT SOP was quoted at $300. You never know.

Reuben Prevost

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Re: FAA FOIA requests
« Reply #121 on: September 10, 2019, 08:44:13 pm »
What language/wording are y'all using in your requests? I sent a FOIA for Houston Approach last year and got changed to a commercial request.

Ashar Hussain

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Re: FAA FOIA requests
« Reply #122 on: September 15, 2019, 09:02:58 am »
If you are a staff member, especially at the ARTCC that you are requesting the FOIA for... that is probably how they find out that you are affiliated with VATSIM. Requesting as a normal Member or for another ARTCC completely could result in the FOIAs possibly being accepted. You just never know. - My FOIA for HNL TRACON came out to about $250 while my ATM requested one for OGG TRACON and got it completely free. Super weird. Maybe it is just something with who is actually on that job at that current time checking out all the details lmfao. Who knows?
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Ryan Barnes

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Re: FAA FOIA requests
« Reply #123 on: September 15, 2019, 02:11:16 pm »
I once was able to get the AUS ATCT SOP for free. Then I requested IAH ATCT SOP, they came back wanting $75. All pre-FE.
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