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Guidance on Staying Current in the FAA Safety Briefing, Sep/Oct 2010

The September/October 2010 FAA safety briefing [PDF download] has a number of good articles addressing the common challenge of maintaining proficiency as pilots. The first article, ‘Practice makes proficient‘, gives some guidelines on what makes for good practice – make it count (don’t fly the same hour over and over again), make it planned (schedule [...]

FAA Safety Briefing, July/August 2010

If you haven’t already seen it, the latest copy of the FAA’s Safety Briefing is available as a PDF download from their website: and it has some really useful weather-related articles this month. This month’s edition covers topics like: Weather flying – a framework for the go/no-go decision Density Altitude – what is it, [...]

How to validate your WINGS credits on

The FAA’s WINGS program has undergone some significant changes in recent months, one of which is the extensive use of the website to manage your WINGS credits. While there are a great deal of new features available on their new site, one important task is being able to get appropriate credit for any approved [...]

FAA Runway Incursion Video

Was That For Us? To help address the problem of runway incursions the FAA co-produced a DVD in conjunction with the Airline Pilots Association and United Airlines. This video is reproduced below and focuses on runway safety best practices for commercial operations at towered and non-towered airports.

Knowledge + Professionalism = Safety: FAA Safety Program online resources

In reading the site, the formula listed on the AMT Awards page, “Knowledge + Professionalism = Safety” stuck in my mind as being a great way to sum up the approach we should all have towards aviation and the many related safety aspects of the profession.Developed from an accident prevention program in the early 1970′s, the current Aviation Safety Program is a joint program sponsored by the FAA and the Aviation Community that is aimed at addressing this important topic…. There are twenty levels in the Wings program that you can work your way through – with a maximum of one per year that will give most of us something to work on for a while!AMT’s have the Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards.