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Enhancing Surface Safety | March/April 2021

The March/April 2021 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on the many facets of airport surface safety. Feature articles and departments provide a "road map" to the various tools, resources, and strategies airmen can use to steer clear of risk during the ramp-to-runway segment of their journey. We look at some technology advances, both inside and outside the cockpit, that are proving effective in the battle against runway incursions and surface safety events. We also take a behind-the-scenes look at the FAA’s surface safety stewards, the men and women who manage the agency’s Runway Safety Program and who regularly depend on your feedback.

The March/April 2021 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on the many facets of airport surface safety. Feature articles and departments provide a "road map" to the various tools, resources, and strategies airmen can use to steer clear of risk during the ramp-to-runway segment of their journey. We look at some technology advances, both inside and outside the cockpit, that are proving effective in the battle against runway incursions and surface safety events. We also take a behind-the-scenes look at the FAA’s surface safety stewards, the men and women who manage the agency’s Runway Safety Program and who regularly depend on your feedback

Feature Articles

The Anatomy of a Wrong Surface Event: Discernment Through Dissection The Anatomy of a Wrong Surface Event: Discernment Through Dissection
Hot Spots! Part Deux: Don’t Get Burned at Airport Hot Spots Hot Spots! Part Deux: Don’t Get Burned at Airport Hot Spots
Right Stuff – Wrong Place, Wrong Time: Fortune and Misfortune in Surface Safety Right Stuff – Wrong Place, Wrong Time: Fortune and Misfortune in Surface Safety
The Cost of Frost on Runways: A Look at Heated Pavement Technology The Cost of Frost on Runways: A Look at Heated Pavement Technology
Safe and Sound on the Ground: An EFB APP-roach to Improving Surface Safety Safe and Sound on the Ground: An EFB APP-roach to Improving Surface Safety
Surface Safety Done Right: Meet the FAA’s Runway Safety Professionals Surface Safety Done Right: Meet the FAA’s Runway Safety Professionals

Departments

Jumpseat: The Scoop on Surface Safety Jumpseat: The Scoop on Surface Safety
Aeromedical Advisory: FAA Welcomes New Federal Air Surgeon Aeromedical Advisory: FAA Welcomes New Federal Air Surgeon
Condition Inspection: As Far as the Eye Can See Condition Inspection: As Far as the Eye Can See
Checklist: Libraries and "Skybraries" Checklist: Libraries and "Skybraries"
Drone Debrief: Drone Operations Near Air/Heliports In Class G Airspace Drone Debrief: Drone Operations Near Air/Heliports In Class G Airspace
Nuts, Bolts, and Electrons: A Tug Here and a Tow There – Runway Safety for Aviation Mechanics Nuts, Bolts, and Electrons: A Tug Here and a Tow There – Runway Safety for Aviation Mechanics
Angle of Attack: Going the Wrong "Way" – A Tale of Taxi Cabs and Taxiways Angle of Attack: Going the Wrong "Way" – A Tale of Taxi Cabs and Taxiways
Vertically Speaking: A 4-Star Helicopter Safety Rating System Vertically Speaking: A 4-Star Helicopter Safety Rating System
FAA Faces: Nick DeLotell, FAA General Aviation and Commercial Division’s Operations Group FAA Faces: Nick DeLotell, FAA General Aviation and Commercial Division’s Operations Group

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