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  • FAA Final Four – March Madness at ATL

    The FAA has important information about flying around Atlanta from April 1-7, 2020. Special Air Traffic procedures will be in place - Learn more about route requirements, traffic management initiatives & TFRs at http://bit.ly/2TpOiSl Air traffic controllers in Atlanta are using a playbook from a recent Super Bowl to call the shots for traffic during the NCAA Final Four - when an even higher than normal number of commercial, business and general aviation aircraft descend upon the city for three days of basketball.

    Mar 9, 2020

  • Mountain Flying in 57 Seconds

    Flying over mountains can offer beautiful scenery and views you just can’t get from the ground. Whether it’s the Rockies, the Appalachians, or the Alps, mountain flying is often an unforgettable experience. However, keep in mind that mountain flying also involves more risks than flying over the flatlands. Download our #FlySafe fact sheet: http://bit.ly/SE2019-02 Tip #1: Accept only 10+ VIS Tip #2: Ceiling greater than Ridges + 2,000’ Tip #3: Check Winds Aloft Forecast Tip #4: Wind less than 25 Knots Tip #5: Beware of Mountain Waves Tip #6: Downdrafts greater than 1,000 fpm Tip #7: Rotors = Wind Sheer Tip #8: High Density Altitude = Poor Performance Tip #9: 3% Less Power per 1,000’ above SL Tip #10: Higher TAS = Longer Takeoff & Landing Rolls Watch the previous video addressing high density altitude concerns: http://bit.ly/2IhZvOe

    Mar 4, 2020

  • All Women Air Traffic Controller Shift

    This winter, Air Traffic Controllers at New York Center celebrated a historic milestone: completing an entire shift with all 13 positions staffed by women. In honor of Women’s History Month we reflect on what it means to be a woman in a male-dominated field, and what we can do to attract people from diverse backgrounds to careers in aviation.

    Mar 4, 2020

  • Meet Albert Macias, FAA Computer Scientist

    The FAA Technical Center is the nation’s premier aviation research, development, test and evaluation facility for air transportation systems, and has been for more than 60 years. Located 10 miles northwest of Atlantic City, it covers more than 5,000 acres. The Technical Center consists of about 1 million square feet of laboratories, test facilities, and support facilities. Improving the National Airspace System is possible because of the dedication and commitment of nearly 3,000 engineers, scientists and other technical experts who work there.

    Mar 2, 2020

  • Black History Month @ FAA – Jeffrey Vincent

    FAA Air Traffic Services Vice President Jeffrey Vincent talks about the importance of a diverse aviation workforce.

    Feb 28, 2020

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