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Aviation CitizenshipSeptember 18–The September/October 2013 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on aviation citizenship. Articles highlight the shared values, customs, and culture we share as citizens of the general aviation community.

Among the feature articles in this issue include:

  •  "To Be, Rather Than to Seem" –a look at how a personal SMS can help make you a good aviation citizen (p. 10)
  • "Be Your Fellow Pilot's Keeper"–how to develop safety intervention strategies (p. 14)
  • "A Heading Set for Success"–a Q&A with FAA Administrator Michael Huerta (p. 20)

Other features cover how the FAA makes use of social media to stay engaged with the aviation community (p. 6) as well as a look at what "not-so-model" behavior when flying could lead to
(p. 22).

The issue’s Vertically Speaking department (p. 28) covers the new Moral Courage Safety Award, while Nuts, Bolts, and Electrons (p. 26) covers the importance of being a good citizen in aviation maintenance.

The link to the online edition is: http://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/. Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter–@FAASafetyBrief.

FAA Safety Briefing is the safety policy voice for the non-commercial general aviation community.  The magazine's objective is to improve safety by:

  • making the community aware of FAA resources
  • helping readers understand safety and regulatory issues, and
  • encouraging continued training