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  • General Aviation Safety Town Hall

    General Aviation Safety Town HallJoin the FAA for a General Aviation Safety Town Hall from 2–3:30 p.m. ET. The virtual meeting will feature Administrator Steve Dickson, Deputy Administrator Bradley Mims, general aviation stakeholders and FAA experts. #GeneralAviation

    Mar 30, 2021

  • Traveling with your Drone / UAS

    Traveling with your Drone / UASDid you know that parts of your drone or UAS could be considered dangerous goods? When traveling, always be sure to properly declare and prepare your drone/UAS related dangerous goods.

    Dec 3, 2020

  • WAAS is Working: Episode 5 – Modernizing Miss Virginia

    WAAS is Working: Episode 5 – Modernizing Miss VirginiaWAAS equipage enables Dynamic Aviation of Bridgewater, VA to share their historic aircraft with the world.

    Mar 30, 2021

  • Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force Public Meeting – Afternoon Session

    Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force Public Meeting – Afternoon SessionFeaturing guest speakers from Black Girls Drone and the Civil Air Patrol, the FAA's Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force is comprised of leaders from the aviation industry and academia who provide strategies for the FAA to educate youth on the many career opportunities in aviation. To read about the day's meeting, go to: https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=97182 To learn more about the task force, go to: https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/rulemaking/committees/documents/index.cfm/committee/browse/committeeID/797

    Mar 29, 2021

  • Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force Public Meeting – Morning Session

    Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force Public Meeting – Morning SessionFeaturing guest speakers from Black Girls Drone and the Civil Air Patrol, the FAA's Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force is comprised of leaders from the aviation industry and academia who provide strategies for the FAA to educate youth on the many career opportunities in aviation. The afternoon session begins after the lunch break, starting at 12:35 p.m. ET here: https://youtu.be/Ly02epL8v-I To read about the day's meeting, go to: https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=97182 To learn more about the task force, go to: https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/rulemaking/committees/documents/index.cfm/committee/browse/committeeID/797

    Mar 19, 2021

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  • Winter Weather Warriors

    Mobile Service Units help air traffic employees and technicians work more safely and efficiently come snow, ice, rain or wind. Construction to build FAA Mobile Service Units. By Callie Dosberg, FAA Office of Communications “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers …

    Apr 2

  • “The Best, Brightest and Most Diverse” Aviation and Aerospace Workforce

    “Youth Access to American Jobs In Aviation” with Bradley Mims Deputy Administrator Mims discusses strategies to introduce aviation to the next generation, from in-person events to social media. By Bradley Mims, FAA Deputy Administrator Adapted from remarks Deputy Administrator Mims delivered to the Y outh Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force meeting on March …

    Apr 2

  • General Aviation Pilots Give a Thumbs Up to Runway Safety “Previews”

    From the Flight Deck — Hazards and Hot Spots FAA’s “From the Flight Deck” Runway Safety Series Expands to 43 Videos in 22 States By Tony Molinaro, FAA Office of Communications A safety incident on a runway involving a commercial jet is always a top news headline. However, smaller general aviation (GA) aircraft involved in …

    Apr 1

  • ATC Save: Controller’s Alertness and Keen Eyes Prevent Tragic Accident

    A CV-22 aircraft flying in a dust cloud. Wendy Smith had witnessed hundreds of CV-22s taking off from the nearby Air Force base in her 12 years at Albuquerque International Sunport, so when something looked off about a takeoff, she knew to follow her instinct. By Jim Tise, FAA Office of Communications Air …

    Mar 31

  • Podcast: Simulators and How They’re Making Aviation Safer

    Cover image depicting a cockpit view of a flight deck simulator. Text on image reads: Simulators: How They’re Making Aviation Safer. Keeping it Real with Simulators Disclaimer: Reference in this podcast to any specific commercial products, process, service, manufacturer, company, or trademark does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the U.S. Government, DOT, or the FAA. As an agency of the U.S. Government, the FAA cannot …

    Mar 31

  • From Driving ‘The Beast’ to Flying Backpack Drones

    U.S. Secret Service Deputy Special Agent in Charge John B. Edwards is collaborating with FAA airspace security professionals to enhance drone integration in the national aerospace system. By C. Troxell, FAA Communications When U.S. Secret Service (USSS) Special Agent John B. Edwards’ unit began working …

    Mar 26

  • FAA Supports Emerging Era of Commercial Space Tourism

    The FAA continues to support the rapid innovation in the commercial space industry while remaining focused on public safety. By Wayne Monteith, Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation Imagine you’re planning the trip of the lifetime. Destination: space. That dream — an ordinary person traveling to …

    Mar 19

  • A 4-Star Helicopter Safety Rating System

    Magazine masthead. By Gene Trainor, FAA Communications Specialist/Technical Writer Many of us in the helicopter safety business have long promoted the idea that the entire helicopter community needs to commit to safety. Across the spectrum — from pilots and mechanics to manufacturers and government agencies — that …

    Mar 19

  • Save Story: Controller’s ‘Call in the Blind’ Saves Pilot

    Cockpit view of a Beachcraft Bonanza On his second-to-last day working as a controller in Lexington, Kentucky, Uriah Addington saved a pilot from a potential midair collision. by C. Troxell, FAA Communications Uriah Addington made his second-to-last day working as an air traffic controller count — big time — before he …

    Mar 18

  • 7 Ways Aviation Outreach Is Still Happening During the Pandemic

    several colorful paper airplanes rest atop a grassy lawn Paper airplanes, Minecraft, and career panels: more than a year into the pandemic, the FAA’s STEM outreach programs are still going strong. by Lyndsay Digneo, FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center Aviation STEM Program Manager In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic introduced unprecedented circumstances to the education community. …

    Mar 12

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