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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How to validate your WINGS credits on FAASafety.gov

The FAA’s WINGS program has undergone some significant changes in recent months, one of which is the extensive use of the faasafety.gov 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 [...]