FAAST Blast — New From the Flight Deck Videos, Safety Wire Saves Lives, Overcoming Push-to-Talk Phobia
Notice Number: NOTC0159
FAAST Blast — Week of June 01, 2020 – June 07, 2020
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update
New Videos Added to FAA’s From the Flight Deck Series
The FAA’s From the Flight Deck video series has returned! General aviation pilots: go to https://bit.ly/373btXJ to learn how to prepare for hot spots and avoid runway incursions at airports throughout the United States. The video series provides pilots with actual runway approach and airport taxiway footage captured with cockpit mounted cameras, combined with diagrams and visual graphics to clearly identify hot spots and other safety-sensitive items.
Recently added airports include: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (KIWA), AZ; Deer Valley Airport (KDVT), AZ; Falcon Field Airport (KFFZ), AZ; Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport (KMYF), CA; Livermore Municipal Airport (KLVK), CA; Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (KBTR), LA; Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (KMSY), LA; Fort Worth Meacham International Airport (KFTW), TX; San Antonio International Airport (KSAT), TX; and David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport (KDWH), TX. For more information and to view an interactive map with additional airport videos, see www.faa.gov/go/
Safety Wire Saves Lives
Improperly secured aircraft components can compromise powerplant and control system operation and lead to failures. Be sure your hardware locking mechanisms and safety wires are installed correctly, and check them often to confirm they are taut and ready for flight. For more information, and to watch our 57 Seconds to Safety video on the subject, go to https://medium.com/faa/safety-
Overcoming Push-To-Talk Phobia
Pilots: Have you ever been overwhelmed and tongue-tied talking on the radio? Don't worry, you’re not alone. The latest issue of FAA Safety Briefing has some resources to sharpen your aviation communication skills. Start by checking out the article “Do You Suffer From Push-To-Talk Phobia — Improve Your Aviation Communications with Virtual Reality” at: https://bit.ly/2Xoqgch. Check out the entire aviation communication-themed issue at www.faa.gov/news/safety_
Have COVID-19 questions? Check out the FAA’s Coronavirus Information page for regulatory updates as well as helpful guidance/resources at https://www.faa.gov/
You can also view the Flight Standards Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) briefing at https://youtu.be/u7oMJA0agBI. The SFAR provides relief for certain persons and operations during the public health emergency concerning COVID-19.
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