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  • True Stories of Air Traffic Control - Dwayne McLean

    Controllers Save Lives - Listen to an air traffic audio recording of Jacksonville controller Dwayne McLean as he aided the pilot of a single-engine Grumman AA-5 Tiger on a flight from Florida’s Witham Field Airport to Georgia’s Cobb County International Airport on Sept. 4. The plane was in a continuous right turn, with the radius decreasing, and its airspeed fluctuating between 230 and 20 knots – a clear indication that the pilot had lost control of the aircraft. A spiraling turn means the pilot has lost spatial awareness and he does not trust his instruments or is not using them. As the pilot struggled to maintain orientation in heavy cloud cover, McLean coached the pilot for more than nine minutes to help him keep his wings level, reduce the power and trust the aircraft instruments until he was able to return to visual flying conditions.

    Oct 25, 2016

  • Air Traffic Modernization

    This video provides information on the Federal Aviation Administration’s NextGen Air Traffic Control Modernization Program.

    Oct 24, 2016

  • How Air Traffic Control Works

    This video provides a basic explanation of how the Federal Aviation Administration’s air traffic control system works based on the airspace configuration in Southern California.

    Oct 24, 2016

  • Ice Induced Stall Pilot Training

    This training aid is intended to help pilots understand the phenomenon of tailplane and wing stall while flying in icing conditions. The training also explains icing certification rules. And it recommends cockpit procedures to mitigate ice induced stall in order to maintain controlled flight during unexpected icing encounters. Much has occurred since NASA's original 1998 ice contaminated tailplane stall video. This film updates that training. Specifically addressing the reality that for the past 30 years most icing accidents were caused by wing stall versus tail stall. The FAA wants to make pilots aware that vigilance is necessary to avoid the low-speed stall accidents that occur in icing, especially with the autopilot engaged. The information in this training video supersedes, supplants, and replaces the instruction in all previous NASA tail stall icing training videos.

    Sep 29, 2016

  • Data Comm Technology is Changing the Way We Fly

    Now at Dulles Airport: NextGen digital communications are streamlining your flight. Data Comm technology eliminates "read back, hear back" errors at the gate, speeding up travel and getting your deliveries to you on time.

    Sep 28, 2016