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Four Corners of the Country

Four Corners of the CountryJuly 30- The July/August 2015 issue of FAA Safety Briefing highlights the many unique opportunities that general aviation flying enables in all four corners of our great nation. Articles in this issue help prepare pilots for what to expect when traveling outside their home airspace in terms of plan, pilot, and plane.

Feature articles in this issue include:

  •  “It’s About the Journey – Cultivating the Right Mindset” (p 10),
  • “Home Sweet Home … And Beyond – The Importance of Understanding Your Aviation Environment” (p 13),
  • “Taking Care of Yourself On the Road – Flight Planning and Healthcare Tips for Cross-country Flying” (p. 22)

In this issue’s Aeromedical Advisory department (p. 5), Federal Air Surgeon Dr. James Fraser updates us on the progress of Conditions AMEs Can Issue (CACI), while Checklist (p 21) highlights how the new Airman Certification Standards framework can help promote better preparation for cross-country flying. Also, Vertically Speaking (p 30) explores the dangers of distraction for rotorcraft pilots. And if you’re headed to AirVenture this July, be sure to check out the FAA Forum schedule (p 7) for a list of WINGS credit eligible presentations. Among those presentations is the award ceremony for this year’s National GA Award Winners (p 26).

FAA Safety Briefing is the safety policy voice for the non-commercial general aviation community.  The magazine's objective is to improve safety by:

  • making the community aware of FAA resources
  • helping readers understand safety and regulatory issues, and
  • encouraging continued training

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