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  • From The Flight Deck - National Trailer #2

    It's better to 'know before you go' - FAA's From the Flight Deck video series is available exclusively on YouTube - subscribe to this channel to watch actual approach and taxi footage from airports across the U.S., or visit https://www.faa.gov/go/FromTheFlightDeck for a map of all 30 locations. These videos are intended to assist pilots in navigating complex taxiway and runway configurations ahead of actual flight operations. Cockpit and wing mounted Go-Pro cameras were used to capture 4K resolution video and combined with airport diagrams and visual graphics to clearly identify hot spots and other safety-sensitive items that pilots may encounter. The first 30 episodes will be released in groups of 10, starting with the following airports: January 2020: January 13 (Mon): - Teterboro, NJ (TEB) - Boise, ID (BOI) January 14 (Tues): - Sonoma, CA (STS) - Lincoln, NE (LNK) January 15 (Wed): - Kansas City, MO (MKC) - Boeing Field, WA (BFI) January 16 (Thurs): - Bedford, MA (BED) - L. I. Mac Arthur, NY (ISP) January 17 (Fri): - Philadelphia , PA (PHL) - Poughkeepsie, NY (POU) February / March 2020: Phoenix-Gateway, Mesa, AZ (IWA) New Orleans, LA (MSY) Ft. Lauderdale, FL (FXE) Falcon Field, Maricopa, AZ (FFZ) Baton Rouge, LA (BTR) Sarasota, FL (SRQ) Deer Valley, Phoenix, AZ (DVT) David Wayne Hooks Dallas, TX (DWH) Daytona Beach, FL (DAB) Montgomery-Gibbs, San Diego, CA (MYF) San Antonio, TX (SAT) Orlando Sanford, FL (SFB) April / May 2020: Rocky Mtn. Metro, Broomfield, CO (BJC) Flying Cloud, Eden Prairie, MN (FCM) Dekalb Peachtree, GA (PDK) Arapahoe, CO (APA) La Crosse, WI (LSE) Nashville, TN (BNA) Dane County, Madison, WI (MSN) Smyrna, TN (MQY) Aurora Municipal, Sugar Grove, IL (ARR)

    Jan 16, 2020

  • LIVE from CES

    On the “Drone Pilots: Knowing Opportunities and Getting Started” Panel at CES, FAA’s Danielle Corbett dives into new rules and requirements for Recreational Flyers.

    Jan 9, 2020

  • LIVE from CES

    On the “Drones Making an Impact Globally” panel at CES, FAA UAS Executive Director Jay Merkle discusses how the U.S. is working to fully integrate drones.

    Jan 9, 2020

  • From The Flight Deck - Bedford, MA (BED)

    FAA's From the Flight Deck video series uses cockpit mounted cameras to capture runway and taxiway footage and combines them with diagrams and visual graphics to clearly identify hot spots and other safety-sensitive items. Learn more at https://www.faa.gov/go/FromTheFlightDeck Airport in this video: Bedford, MA (BED) ------------------- 0:30 - Airport description/diagram 0:55 - Runway Identification Issues. The runway layout had been a cause for pilot confusion. It is important to be aware of the airport layout, especially when turning to final, as this has presented a problem for pilots in the past. 2:07 - Hot Spot 1. This area on the airport is hazardous due to it's complexity. The intersections of taxiways S, J, F, G, and E, combined with a large ramp area, creates a prime area for confusion and misidentification. ------------------- We hope this short video will assist you in your trip to Bedford, MA (BED) It's always better to know before you go! For More Information: http://www.faa.gov/airports/runway_safety/videos/

    Jan 16, 2020

  • From The Flight Deck - Philadelphia, PA (PHL)

    FAA's From the Flight Deck video series uses cockpit mounted cameras to capture runway and taxiway footage and combines them with diagrams and visual graphics to clearly identify hot spots and other safety-sensitive items. Learn more at https://www.faa.gov/go/FromTheFlightDeck Airport in this video: Philadelphia, PA (PHL) ---- 0:23 - Airport Description/Diagram 1:12 - Night Operations. Misidentification of runway 35 is especially problematic for some pilots at night. Many pilots have confused parallel taxiways D and E, which are located on either side of runway 35, with the runway surface itself. 2:24 - Hot Spot 1. Pilots taxiing north or south on taxiway D have missed the fact that the taxiway crosses runway 8-26. The proximity to the general aviation area, and the fact that the taxiway at located at the end of the runway, may contribute to pilots losing situational awareness in this situation. 3:08 - Hot Spot 2. The intersection of taxiway S, S7, S8, and runway 27L-9R can be confusing and has contributed to numerous runway incursions at this location. 3:58 - Hot Spot 3. While runway 8 is not used for arrivals, runway 26 is. The overrun area for runway 26 extends past taxiway E, where the approach hold signage is located. This is a hot spot, because pilots can easily overlook this approach hold area and fail to hold short while on taxiway E. 4:48 - Hot Spot 4. This busy area contains the intersection of two major taxiways, bounded by two busy runway surfaces. Pilots must always be aware of their location on the airfield, and the use of moving electronic maps may help pilots maintain situational awareness in these surface configurations. ---------- We hope this short video will assist you in your trip to Philadelphia, PA (PHL). It's always better to know before you go! For More Information: http://www.faa.gov/airports/runway_safety/videos/

    Jan 17, 2020

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