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2021 Summer Aviation Safety Series

Safety is a top priority for pilots, passengers, and industry stakeholders. But how does FAA work to make aviation safer? Join us for a series of virtual safety forums led by FAA experts to learn about critical safety issues in the nation's airspace. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in live Q&A sessions.

The events will be livestreamed on FAA's YouTube channel — no registration is required.

VOR MON

Date/time: July 20, 2 p.m. ET
Presenters: Leonixa Salcedo, Vince Massimini, Rick Niles

In this session, FAA experts will present a how-to session for the Very High Frequency Omni-directional Range (VOR) Minimum Operational Network (MON). The program will explain the concept of operations (ConOps); two new approved VOR Standard Service Volumes (SSVs); and chart updates.

Glossary of VOR MON terms

ADF
Automatic Direction Finder
AGL
Above Ground Level (PDF)
AIM
Aeronautical Information Manual
ASOS
Automated Surface Observing System
AWOS
Automated Weather Observing System
CONUS
Contiguous United States
DME
Distance Measuring Equipment
FRN
Federal Register Notice
GPS
Global Positioning System
HIWAS
Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service (PDF)
ILS
Instrument Landing System
LOC
Localizer
MON Airport
Minimum Operational Network Airport (PDF)
MON
Minimum Operational Network (PDF)
NextGen
Next Generation Air Transportation System
NM
Nautical Mile
PBN
Performance Based Navigation
RCO
Radio Communications Outlet (PDF)
RNAV
Area Navigation
SSV
Standard Service Volume
TACAN
Tactical Air Navigation
TOC
Tactical Operations Committee
VHF
Very High Frequency
VOR
Very High Frequency Omni-Directional Range
VOR MON
Very High Frequency Omni-Directional Range Minimum Operational Network
WAAS
Wide Area Augmentation System

How to Check Your ADS-B Performance

Date/time: August 3, 2 p.m. ET
Presenters: Jamal Wilson, Jim Kenney, Jimmy Wright, Jane Lopez, Ty Prettyman

In this session, FAA experts will demonstrate how to check that your Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out equipment is working properly and meeting rule performance requirements. Our team of ADS-B experts will submit and review a Public ADS-B Performance Report (PAPR) and highlight the most common issues pilots face when requesting and interpreting their information.

ADS-B — Call Sign Mismatch

Date/time: August 5, 2 p.m. ET
Presenters: Jim Kenney, Jamal Wilson, Jimmy Wright, Jane Lopez, Ty Prettyman

In this session, FAA experts will explain what a call sign mismatch is, why it matters, and most importantly — how to avoid it. Many ADS-B Out transceivers provide a Flight ID field that can be changed by the pilot. It is important to understand why the ADS-B Flight ID must exactly match the aircraft ID entered on a flight plan or used during ATC communications.

Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs)

Date/time: August 17, 2 p.m. ET
Presenter: James Linney

In this session, FAA expert Jim Linney will provide an update on how the NOTAM modernization benefits general aviation pilots.

Runway Safety

Date/time: August 31, 2 p.m. ET
Presenters: Glen Martin, Giovanni Dipierro, Anthony Schneider

Airfield safety is one of FAA's highest priorities. In this session, FAA experts discuss the collective effort among pilots, air traffic controllers and airport stakeholders to lower the risk of runway accidents.

General Live Q&A

Date/time: September 14, 2 p.m. ET

In this session, FAA experts will respond to your questions on a variety of aviation safety-related topics.

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