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  • FAA Administrator Steve Dickson piloting the Boeing 737 MAX (B-ROLL)

    FAA Administrator Steve Dickson piloting the Boeing 737 MAX (B-ROLL)

    Sep 30, 2020

  • LIVE: FAA Administrator Steve Dickson's News Conference on the 737 MAX

    LIVE: FAA Administrator Steve Dickson's News Conference on the 737 MAXLIVE News Conference: FAA Administrator Steve Dickson piloted the Boeing 737 MAX today.

    Sep 30, 2020

  • A Passion for Aviation

    A Passion for AviationFAA Ambassador Shaesta Waiz describes how she became the first civilian certified woman pilot from Afghanistan. She inspires young girls to explore aviation through her Dreams Soar initiative.

    Sep 29, 2020

  • Advanced Preflight After Maintenance in 57 Seconds

    Advanced Preflight After Maintenance in 57 SecondsThe General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have determined that a significant number of general aviation fatalities could be avoided if pilots were to conduct more thorough preflight inspections of aircraft that have just been returned to service. In-flight emergencies have been the direct result of maintenance personnel who have serviced or installed systems incorrectly. In many cases, although the maintenance personnel made the initial mistake, the pilot could have prevented the accident by performing a thorough or advanced preflight check. Read more about this #FlySafe topic on our blog at http://bit.ly/PreflightMx. Disclaimer: Footage in this video was filmed before the COVID-19 public health emergency. FAA employees now wear face coverings in common areas and any workspaces or other locations where social distancing cannot be maintained.

    Sep 29, 2020

  • Draft EIS Public HEARING #3 - Sept. 24, 2020

    Draft EIS Public HEARING #3 - Sept. 24, 2020Watch the virtual public hearing for the proposed proposed LaGuardia Airport Access Improvement Project.

    Sep 23, 2020

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  • Aida de Acosta: America’s First Pilot

    A photogaraph of De Acosta Aida de Acosta was a fixture in well-heeled New York social circles before she made aviation history during her solo flight on a summer day in Paris in 1903. By Terry Kraus, FAA Historian Aida de Acosta lived a life of privilege. She was born on …

    Sep 30

  • Marlon Green’s Legal Battle to Break Aviation Barriers

    In 1957, former Air Force B-26 pilot Marlon Green applied to multiple airlines without a response. Rather than accept his fate, he took his case to the U.S. Supreme Court, and won. By Lisa Tyler, FAA Aviation Safety Office During the golden age of air travel in …

    Sep 29

  • World War II Planes Ready for D.C. Encore

    Photo of a warbird The warbirds that wowed Washington with a flyover of the National Mall in 2015 are back for an encore performance in an event the FAA helped coordinate. Photo credit: Danny Glover, FAA. By Daniel Glover, FAA Office of Communications Update: Due to weather, the Arsenal of …

    Sep 24

  • Podcast: How Air Traffic Works

    How does air traffic control work? Learn all about it from our experts on Episode 4 of “The Air Up There .” By C. Troxell, FAA Office of Communications The FAA keeps 5,000 airplanes moving safely through the sky every hour. How is this possible? Listen …

    Sep 24

  • Olga Custodio: The First Latina U.S. Military Pilot

    Olga Custodio didn’t set out to become an aviation “first”, but she did just that when she persevered to achieve her goal of becoming a pilot. Photo credit: U.S. Air Force By Terry Kraus, FAA Historian Through stubborn perseverance and a singular determination to become a pilot, …

    Sep 23

  • Opening Doors to a Diverse FAA

    Freddie Green Since his introduction to the FAA as a summer intern, NBCFAE National President Freddie Green has worked to create career pathways for other young professionals in the aviation field. By Daniel Glover, FAA Office of Communications Nearly two decades later, Freddie Green fondly remembers his first …

    Sep 22

  • Advanced Preflight After Maintenance

    #FlySafe GA Safety Enhancement Topic The General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have determined that a significant number of general aviation fatalities could be avoided if pilots were to conduct more thorough preflight inspections of aircraft that have …

    Sep 22

  • Oh My STARS! New Keyboard Apps for Controllers Aid Trainees

    The FAA assisted in development of two new mobile apps that help air traffic control trainees familiarize themselves with ERAM and STARS keyboards anywhere there is WiFi. Workstation at the Denver ARTCC Technical Training Lab, providing simulated ATC training for controllers there. By Kelly Vick, FAA …

    Sep 21

  • Flight 93 National Memorial

    U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao reflects on her visit to the Flight 93 National Memorial for the 9/11/01 commemoration. View of the Visitor Center Complex looking west. By bioLINIA and Paul Murdoch Architects, courtesy of the National Park Service . Posted by U.S. Secretary …

    Sep 18

  • College Students Experience A Job Shadowing to Remember at the FAA Tech Center

    The Aviation STEM program at the William J. Hughes Technical Center’s has hosted three engineering students in recent months, and plans to invite more. The Tower Operations Digital Display System (TODDS) provides a world-class environment for human-in-the-loop research in the airport traffic control tower domain. By Jim …

    Sep 18

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