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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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

Sport Pilot links from Bob Comperini and Aliseo

Just a quick note to thank Bob Comperini (fly-ul.com) and Aliseo Flying Boats (flying-boat.com) for their links in to PrepareToTest.com. PrepareToTest is one of the few places that provide online practice for the Sport Pilot exam and its been great to see how the number of Sport Pilot subscriptions has been going up and up [...]