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Letter to Pilots – Impairing Medications

I received this letter today via The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) in conjunction with many of the other aviation alphabet organizations (AOPA, EAA, SAFE, NBAA, FAA, etc). It seeks to raise awareness of the effects that some medications have on the pilot when flying. As they say in the opening paragraph: Medications currently [...]

Preparing for the Unpredictable – FAA Safety Briefing, July/August

This month’s FAA Safety Briefing (July/August 2013) covers a variety of important topics related to ‘Preparing for the Unpredictable’. [this issue] focuses on airman preparedness. Articles explore procedures, techniques, and equipment that can help you stay ahead of the aviation safety curve and prepare for the unexpected. There’s a great article on Aviation Survival Equipment [...]

FAA releases updated Instrument Flying Handbook

The FAA has recently released an updated version of their Instrument Flying Handbook. Much of the content appears to be the same as the 2007 version that this supersedes. Some of the chapters have been rearranged and a significant chunk of the previous Human Factors chapter has been removed, reflecting the more detailed coverage that [...]

New editions of FAA’s AMT Handbooks released

The FAA has just released four new handbooks covering the background information for the AMT Airframe and Powerplant certifications. Although aimed at people working on their AMT certifications, these books provide excellent information for pilots about how aircraft are constructed and how the powerplant and related systems work and as such are well worth a [...]

November/December FAA Safety Briefing – abnormal and emergency situations

Now available online, the November/December 2010 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on a subject fundamental to pilot safety: abnormal and emergency situations. The issue stresses the delicate art of planning for the “unplanned” and outlines several of the tools and resources pilots need to handle emergencies. Articles provide tips on unusual attitude recovery, partial-power [...]