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  • From the Flight Deck - Northeast Florida Regional Airport (SGJ)

    From the Flight Deck - Northeast Florida Regional Airport (SGJ)Northeast Florida Regional Airport (SGJ) is a medium sized, primarily general and corporate aviation airport, located just north of the city of St. Augustine in northeast Florida. The city is a popular tourist and business destination and Northeast Florida Regional provides easy access. The airport configuration consists of a larger primary runway intersected by two smaller runways. A complex taxiway system provides access to the FBO, businesses, terminals, and hangars, predominantly located on the south and west side of the airport. This video prepares pilots for hot spots and other challenges including the close proximity of the approach ends of runway 2 and runway 6 at SGJ. 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

    Apr 13, 2021

  • Understanding Owner/Mechanic Roles and Responsibilities

    Understanding Owner/Mechanic Roles and ResponsibilitiesAlthough pilots and aircraft owners rely on mechanics to maintain and inspect their aircraft, the owner or operator is ultimately responsible for airworthiness. Pilots and owners should be proactive in their approach to maintenance, understand airworthiness responsibilities, and know the value of proper maintenance documentation and effective communication with their mechanics and repair shops. Read more about this and our other #FlySafe topics on our blog at https://medium.com/faa/flysafe/home.

    May 11, 2021

  • UAS Integration Office Employee Interview – Thomas Beatty

    UAS Integration Office Employee Interview – Thomas BeattyMeet some of FAA’s Aviation Safety Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office professionals and find out their path to their current profession!

    Apr 14, 2021

  • Best collection of our FS executive interacting with students at the 2019 Career Symposium

    Best collection of our FS executive interacting with students at the 2019 Career SymposiumRick Domingo sharing our FS Vision to be recognized and respected as the world leader on system safety through regulation and certifications. To learn more about what we do visit us here: https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/afx/

    Apr 15, 2021

  • Exciting jobs in aviation, full of fun and adventure -- but what happens when something goes wrong?

    Exciting jobs in aviation, full of fun and adventure -- but what happens when something goes wrong?IMAGINE… After a complete engine failure from an undetermined cause, the engine is on fire and is subsequently shut down. Engine and aircraft parts fall freely to the ground in populated areas. Found out what happens when something goes wrong and why pilots need to be trained? Please find out more about why pilots need to be trained: https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/afx/afs/afs800/afs810/

    Apr 14, 2021

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  • 75 Years Later, Airport Infrastructure Grants a Smart Investment

    The FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP) is an example of a successful federal investment initiative that provides critical infrastructure grants to the airport — small and large — that are economic engines across the country. By Theresa L. Kraus, Ph.D., FAA Historian The Biden-Harris Administration is …

    May 10

  • Remote ID and UTM: Just the Facts

    A drone at sunset FAA’s Jay Merkle clears the air around Remote ID misconceptions. By Jay Merkle, Executive Director of the FAA’s UAS Integration Office If you have a drone or are in the drone business, you may be wondering how the FAA’s Remote ID rule will affect the …

    May 7

  • Understanding Owner and Mechanic Roles and Responsibilities

    FAASTeam logo. #FlySafe GA Safety Enhancement Topic Although pilots and aircraft owners rely on mechanics to maintain and inspect their aircraft, the owner or operator is ultimately responsible for airworthiness. Pilots and owners should be proactive in their approach to maintenance, understand airworthiness responsibilities, and know the …

    May 7

  • Ready for Lift Off

    Rocket symbol delineates a space launch activity area FAA adds spaceports to sectional aeronautical charts to increase pilot safety and airspace awareness. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) added space launch activity areas to the sectional aeronautical charts . Sectional charts are the primary navigational reference used by pilots operating small to medium-sized …

    May 6

  • Here’s what drone pilots should know about operations over people

    A drone flying overhead. Blue sky in the background. By Kevin Morris, the FAA Drone Guy It’s finally here! The FAA’s updates to the small UAS Rule (Part 107) became fully effective April 21. This update brings many notable changes that remote pilots have been looking forward to for quite some time. Because not everyone …

    May 3

  • Who’s New in the Neighborhood?

    Magazine masthead. Ushering in a New Era of Safety and Innovation in the NAS By Tom Hoffmann, FAA Safety Briefing Managing Editor “Man must rise above the Earth — to the top of the atmosphere and beyond — for only thus will he fully understand the world in which …

    Apr 30

  • Sharing the Skies Safely

    Magazine masthead. An Overview of Unmanned Traffic Management By Peter Sachs, FAA UTM Program Manager for the UAS Integration Office Picture this: It’s 2030, and your flying club has a fully electric plane you can take on $100 hamburger runs. Many of your neighbors have electric cars, …

    Apr 30

  • Don’t Fear the Drone!

    Magazine masthead. Let’s Reap the Benefits that Drones Have to Offer By Jennifer Caron, FAA Safety Briefing Copy Editor If I asked you to name one noteworthy event from the year 2009, what would it be? For some, it might be the “Miracle on the Hudson,” Captain Sully Sullenberger’s …

    Apr 30

  • Engaging with Academia

    Magazine masthead. How the FAA is Helping Prepare Tomorrow’s UAS Workforce By Diana Robinson, FAA Project Specialist for the UAS Integration Office Students from Palomar College (above) and Idaho State University’s UAS program (bottom right) gather for group photos. Both schools are participants in the FAA’s new …

    Apr 30

  • You’re Not Alone with Your Drone

    Magazine masthead. Building Safer Skies Through Education By Paul Cianciolo, FAA Safety Briefing Associate Editor The FAA doesn’t want to stand in the way of progress, especially when it involves the fun side of flying. Everyone has a right to use our nation’s shared airspace within the …

    Apr 30

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