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  • CDC Requires Proof of Recovery or Negative COVID-19 Test for all US Arrivals by Air

    CDC Requires Proof of Recovery or Negative COVID-19 Test for all US Arrivals by AirKnow the rules before you travel. ALL travelers, including U.S. Citizens, attempting to enter the U.S. MUST have a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery within 3 days of departure of their U.S.-bound flight. You will NOT be allowed onto your return flight without presenting negative test results.

    Jan 27, 2021

  • Risk-Based Aeronautical Decision Making in 57 Seconds

    Risk-Based Aeronautical Decision Making in 57 SecondsThe General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC) contends that many general aviation (GA) accidents stem from inadequate Aeronautical Decision Making and resource management skills. Learn more about risks that you may or may not know about in this video. Read more about this and our other #FlySafe topics on our blog at https://medium.com/faa/flysafe/home.

    Jan 27, 2021

  • Third Place - 7-12 Primary Airports Finalist: Team Aireos

    Third Place - 7-12 Primary Airports Finalist: Team AireosView Team Aireos submission to the 7-12 Primary Airports category of the Fall 2020 Airport Design Challenge. Learn more about the Challenge at http://www.faa.gov/AirportDesign.

    Jan 26, 2021

  • Second Place - 7-12 Primary Airports Finalist: Team The Aviator Gamer

    Second Place - 7-12 Primary Airports Finalist: Team The Aviator GamerView the team submission from The Aviator Gamer to the 7–12 Primary Airports category of the Fall 2020 Airport Design Challenge. Learn more about the Challenge at http://www.faa.gov/AirportDesign.

    Jan 26, 2021

  • First Place - 7-12 Primary Airports Finalist: Team Solo Block Innovations

    First Place - 7-12 Primary Airports Finalist: Team Solo Block InnovationsView Team Solo Block Innovations submission to the 7–12 Primary Airports category of the Fall 2020 Airport Design Challenge. Learn more about the Challenge at http://www.faa.gov/AirportDesign.

    Jan 26, 2021

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  • Top 5 Lessons from Bessie Coleman’s Legacy

    Bessie Coleman posing with her plane. Nearly a century after her tragic death, aviation professionals and aficionados continue to be inspired by Bessie Coleman’s daring and determination. By LaTasha Tucker. Though it’s been almost 95 years since her tragic death, aviation professionals and aficionados continue to be inspired by Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman’s …

    Jan 25

  • Fighting Fire with … Videos?

    Fighting Fire with … Videos? FAA produces videos educating aircraft crew about how to suppress fires caused by lithium batteries. A 5000 cell lithium-ion battery fire test at the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center. By Jim Tise, FAA Office of Communications. Sit in any airport terminal …

    Jan 8

  • FAA Assists Coast Guard Colleagues with Fire Investigation

    This case is another example of the FAA’s long-standing cooperative relationship with all branches of the U.S. military. A Coast Guard H-65 helicopter. By Jim Tise, FAA Office of Communications Engineers at the FAA’s William J. Hughes Technical Center are the world’s leading researchers into …

    Jan 7

  • Fly Right! How To Be A Good Airline Passenger

    Animation of two masked passengers on a flight. As we navigate through the airspace together, it’s important to remember some basic rules of airline passenger travel. Ed. note: Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, there are more things to consider. If you must fly, visit flyhealthy.gov to learn about important changes and …

    Jan 7

  • Quaran-TEAM-ing at the South Pole

    Flight Program Operations team members Jason Hill, Jay Sandwell and Brad Elliott. While Flight Program Operations personnel in Alaska are getting ready for the North Pole’s busy holiday season, another Flight Program Operations team is just getting back from the polar opposite, their annual mission to Antarctica. Flight Program Operations team members Jason Hill, Jay Sandwell and …

    Jan 6

  • Put the Brakes on Human Trafficking

    Put the brakes on human trafficking. The Department of Transportation and FAA are working with federal and transportation partners to detect, deter, and disrupt human trafficking across all modes of transportation. The President has proclaimed January 2021 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month , culminating in the annual observation …

    Jan 6

  • New Year, New Beginning

    by Rick Domingo, FAA Flight Standards Service Executive Director Happy New Year! I suspect that many of us — maybe all of us — were quite happy to bid farewell to 2020. To say the least, it was a challenging year, one that served up …

    Dec 30

  • Introducing the Rotorcraft Collective

    by Gene Trainor, FAA Compliance and Airworthiness Division Technical Writer Getting the word out is a challenge for any organization. Businesses and governments spend millions if not billions of dollars annually on advertising, public relations, and public events all in an effort to reach audiences. …

    Dec 30

  • On the Plane, Snow is Glistening …

    On the Plane, Snow is Glistening … by Tom Hoffmann, FAA Safety Briefing Managing Editor Among the many challenges that winter weather presents for aviators, snowfall is likely the most multifaceted foe. It can severely restrict visibility, make airport surfaces slippery, render signage and lights difficult to …

    Dec 30

  • Can You Spot the Maintenance Dirty Dozen? Let’s Find Out

    by Jennifer Caron, FAA Safety Briefing Copy Editor We all make mistakes. That’s just human nature. But the reality we face in this industry is that aviation is terribly unforgiving of human error. Even a slight mistake can cause a fatal accident. That’s why it’s important …

    Dec 30

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