FAA Safety Briefing Magazine

The FAA Safety Policy Voice of Non-commercial General Aviation


March April 2024 FAA Safety Briefing coverWeather Wisdom

The March/April 2024 issue of FAA Safety Briefing magazine focuses on aviation weather and its critical effect on safe GA flying. Articles review some of the many resources and tools pilots use to gather weather information as well as explore some of the trends revealed from weather-related accident data. We also sit down with the new FAA Administrator, Michael Whitaker, to discuss his take on general aviation safety. 

Download the March/April 2024 issue or use the links below to read each article online. 

Feature Articles

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Building Confidence with the Conditions

How to Unleash Your Inner Weather Briefer

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Pushing Your Luck

How Gambling on Weather Can Be Deadly

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Expanding the Envelope with Aviation Weather

A Balloon Pilot’s Perspective on Microscale Meteorology

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A Fresh Forecast

Aviation Weather Under the Microscope

FAA Administrator Michael Whitaker

Aviate, Navigate, Communicate

An Interview with FAA Administrator Michael Whitaker


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Forecasting Safe Skies

Jumpseat: An Executive Policy Perspective

hands of a doctor and patient reviewing a paper on a clipboard

Reporting Disability Compensation

Aeromedical Advisory: A Checkup on All Things Aeromedical

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What is a Briefing?

Checklist: FAA Resources and Safety Reminders

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Fair Weather Flyers

Drone Debrief: Drone Safety Roundup

Man inspecting GA aircraft engine

Engine Oil 101

Nuts, Bolts, and Electrons: GA maintenance issues

Helicopter over a field

Don’t Strike Out

Vertically Speaking: Safety Issues for Rotorcraft Pilots

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A Macro Lens on Weather

On Final: An Editor’s Perspective

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Bradford Sipperley, FAA General Aviation Group

Faces: FAA Employee Profile

Last updated: Monday, March 4, 2024