Federal Aviation Administration

General Aviation Joint Steering Committee

Reduce Weather-Related Accidents

The General Aviation Joint Steering Committee seeks to reduce weather-related accidents in the personal aviation segment of General Aviation. We do this through the development of:

  • New technology
  • Better procedures and training
  • New weather products
Examples
Condition New Technology Better Procedures & Training New Weather Products
Continued Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Flight into Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) Development of an FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) for low-cost Terrain Warning System Advisory Circular 61-134 (PDF) on Controlled Flight Into Terrain Awareness

Air Safety Foundation's Terrain Avoidance Plan

Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) guidance on pilot use of weather graphics (Chapters 7-1-3 and 7-1-14)

AOPA/ASF online WeatherWise Course on Ceiling & Visibility

Loss of Control in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) Development of low-cost weather downlinks for GA (in progress) Air Safety Foundation WeatherWise safety seminar Personal & Weather Risk Assessment Guide (PDF)

GA Pilot's Guide to Weather Decision-Making (PDF)

Loss of Control on Instrument Approach FAA approval for substitution of second Attitude Indicator for Turn Coordinator Development of low-altitude procedures

Accelerated development and implementation of Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS)-enabled GPS approaches with vertical guidance(in progress)

Penetration of Thunderstorms Development of low-cost weather downlinks for GA(in progress) Clarification of pilot/Air Traffic Control communications terms and procedures(in progress) Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) guidance on pilot use of weather graphics (Chapters 7-1-3 and 7-1-14)
Icing Encounter Air Safety Foundation safety brief on icing

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