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  • Pattern Precision in 57 Seconds

    Pattern Precision in 57 SecondsRegular, structured proficiency training is the most effective way to reduce general aviation accidents. Flying in the traffic pattern involves nearly all piloting tasks, and is a logical choice for a proficiency training environment. Commitment to precision and consistency in pattern operations will yield safety benefits in all phases of flight. #FlySafe Learn more on our blog at: https://medium.com/me/stats/post/cdf95fa76d8d

    Jul 30, 2020

  • I am Amelia Earhart

    I am Amelia EarhartHear Riley, a third-grader from Maryland, read from her school assignment on Amelia Earhart and share why she believes the iconic aviator is “an inspiration for youth.” Learn more about the FAA’s STEM programs for students at https://www.faa.gov/education/programs/.

    Jul 24, 2020

  • Aeronautical Information Optimization Summit: Session 1

    Aeronautical Information Optimization Summit: Session 1WATCH LIVE: Join the FAA for its Aeronautical Information Optimization Summit: Delivering Data that Matters. Session 1: Aeronautical Information (AI) / Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) Modernization In this session, we’ll share highlights from the 2019 Data Optimization Summit and provide an overview of the progress made on AI/NOTAM data and future enhancements.

    Jul 30, 2020

  • Flight Service Celebrates 100th Anniversary in Alaska

    Flight Service Celebrates 100th Anniversary in AlaskaToday's Flight Service specialists in Alaska continue the inspiring legacy of the original 'air mail radio station' specialists from a century ago, by providing key aviation assistance in the complex environment and airspace of Alaska — 'America's last frontier.' Alaska’s unique terrain and remote locations rely on aviation to move goods and services throughout the state and is a lifeline for its residents. As Flight Service continues to evolve and adapt to the needs of the aviation community, the FAA celebrates 100 years of government service to aviation. Learn about Alaska, modernization initiatives, and the 100-year history of Flight Service at https://www.faa.gov/about/history/fs100/

    Jul 20, 2020

  • Meet Michael Walz, FAA Engineer

    Meet Michael Walz, FAA EngineerThe 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.

    Jul 13, 2020

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  • One Drone Pro’s Thoughts on the FAA UAS Symposium

    With drone photographer Vic Moss. I can sum up Episode I of the 2020 FAA UAS Symposium by saying that those two days were better than I anticipated, not as good as I hoped they would be, but as close as you can get to an …

    Jul 30

  • Understanding Logbook Endorsements

    photo of pilot logbooks How to Make Sure Your Logbook is in Compliance With the COVID-19 public health emergency restrictions lifting in several areas, a lot of you are probably wanting to dust off your wings and take to the skies once more. After all, it’s summer and the …

    Jul 29

  • Safe Summer Flying for General Aviation

    A Cessna aircraft landing at sunset. By Thomas Hoffmann, FAA Safety Briefing Magazine With summer in full swing, and as general aviation activity is on the rise in many areas of the country, now is the perfect time for pilots to brush up on their flying skills — particularly if it’s been …

    Jul 29

  • A Look Inside Alaska Flight Service

    A Cessna Stationair docked in a lake in the mountains. “Service” is the middle name of all Flight Service Stations in Alaska, and Flight Service manager Christopher Henne discusses why the specialists operating them are so critical to the efficient flow of air traffic in the national airspace. By Stephen Custer, FAA Office of Communications …

    Jul 27

  • Pattern Precision

    #FlySafe GA Safety Enhancement Topic We know that regular, structured, proficiency training is perhaps the most effective means of reducing general aviation accidents. Because the traffic pattern involves nearly all piloting tasks, it is a logical choice for a proficiency training environment. Commitment to precision …

    Jul 24

  • Amelia Earhart’s Ascent through the Ranks of Aviation

    Amelia Earhart posing in front of a plane. A look at Amelia Earhart’s long-spanning career in aviation and her rise to public fame. By Terry Kraus, FAA Historian. Photo courtesy of the FAA Archives. Amelia Mary Earhart was born on July 24, 1897, in Atchison, Kansas, in a house her grandfather, Judge Alfred G. …

    Jul 22

  • A Cockpit View of History

    Emily Howell Warner, the first female pilot to be hired permanently by a major U.S. airline , will be remembered for the trailblazing path she left behind for other women aviators. Written by Sabrina Jones, FAA Office of Communications Emily Warner inside plane cockpit. Photo …

    Jul 22

  • Commitment, Communication, Collaboration and Community Engagement Continue with Virtual Metroplex…

    A commercial jet taking off from a runway. Commitment, Collaboration and Community Engagement Mark South-Central Florida Metroplex Virtual Workshops Enabled FAA to Communicate Seamlessly with Residents Florida is home to Walt Disney World, Everglades National Park and some of the world’s most famous beaches, making it a popular travel destination. It’s also the …

    Jul 21

  • Decisions, Decisions

    by Tom Hoffmann, FAA Safety Briefing Managing Editor Life is full of day-to-day decisions. Which shirt do I wear today? Should I take the freeway or the back roads? Or, maybe like some folks these days, there’s the taxing decision on whether to “dine out” in …

    Jul 21

  • To “B” or Not to “B” …

    To “B” or Not to “B” … Why Equipping with ADS-B Makes Sense by Tom Hoffmann, FAA Safety Briefing Managing Editor At precisely 12:01 am (0001Z) on January 2, 2020, the FAA’s mandate for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out took effect, requiring most National Airspace System (NAS) users …

    Jul 21

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