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.
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
- Automatic Direction Finder
- Above Ground Level (PDF)
- Aeronautical Information Manual
- Automated Surface Observing System
- Automated Weather Observing System
- Contiguous United States
- Distance Measuring Equipment
- Federal Register Notice
- Global Positioning System
- Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service (PDF)
- Instrument Landing System
- MON Airport
- Minimum Operational Network Airport (PDF)
- Minimum Operational Network (PDF)
- Next Generation Air Transportation System
- Nautical Mile
- Performance Based Navigation
- Radio Communications Outlet (PDF)
- Area Navigation
- Standard Service Volume
- Tactical Air Navigation
- Tactical Operations Committee
- Very High Frequency
- Very High Frequency Omni-Directional Range
- VOR MON
- Very High Frequency Omni-Directional Range Minimum Operational Network
- 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.
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.
- Equip ADS-B
- Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)
- Interactive ADS-B Airspace
- Performance Report Request
- Performance Report Check
- Public Performance Report Request (PDF)
- Call Sign Mismatch (CSMM)
- CSMM outreach card (PDF)