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03/19/2019 VIDEO LINK - Are Planes with Parachutes Really Safer? An exploration of the Cirrus CAP system with AVweb's Paul Bertorelli. To see it Click HERE
03/16/2019 VIDEO LINKS - NTSB SAFETY ALERT VIDEOS - Featuring a series of NTSB Produced Videos and Brochures that spotlight pertinent GA Aviation Safety Topics for Fixed Wing and Helicopter. Very easy to view them. Just click. See the List Here
See a total list of Safety Alerts (includes .pdf files) by CLICKING HERE
03/16/2019 Article - from FAA - B4UFLY Mobile App Update - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has partnered with Kittyhawk to redevelop B4UFLY, the FAA's first mobile application, to improve the user experience so that recreational drone operators know where they can and cannot fly.
The current B4UFLY App will continue to be available to the public until the new App is deployed. The data reflected in the current App will continue to be updated regularly, but no new features will be added. Read it HERE
03/16 Article - from AVweb - Making GA Safety Policy - Opinion from a former FAA exec. Link to it HERE
03/16/2019 Article - Link to FAA - Fly Safe: Prevent Loss of Control Accidents - WEATHER, MOUNTAIN WAVE, READ THE CLOUDS, DENSITTY ALTITUDE - Read it HERE
03/16/2019 Article in CAR & DRIVER - How to Jump Start Your Car - So, everyone has done it; but, most of us probably in less than the recommended ideal way. So, if on the way to the airport a pilot's car battery needs attention, treat it to the optimum checklist for the safest (best) start. READ IT HERE
03/09/2019 VIDEO - Top 10 aircraft carrier landings and take offs. Amazing cockpit view of aircraft carrier catapult systems from pitching deck of US Navy ships. Videos used qualify under creative commons or fair use. Video credits:
U.S. Navy (CC), U.S Government (CC), Lt. Ian Schmidt Released by Lt. j.g. Michael Hatfield, Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King, PO2 James Evans, WO Michael Kropiewnicki, Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Molina, Dane Wiedmann, MC Anderson W. Branch, Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex Millar, Cpl. Francisco J. Diaz Jr. and Cpl. A. J. Van Fredenberg, MC2 Scott Swofford, Sgt. Alisa Helin Video is for education purposes only. SEE IT HERE
THE CASA SERIES of SAFETY VIDEOS as viewed on YouTube - "VERY WELL PRODUCED" Series of Quality Videos
Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) -- 'Safe skies for all'
CASA regulates civil aviation safety in Australia and the operation of Australian aircraft outside Australian territory. We license pilots, register aircraft, oversee safety and promote safety awareness. CASA is also responsible for ensuring Australian airspace is administered and used safely.
The History of Human Factors Click HERE
Human Factors Click HERE
Communication Click HERE
Safety behaviours: human factors for pilots Click HERE
Decision making Click HERE
Professional drone flyer Click HERE
Airtime - CRM Video Click HERE
Aerodrome Safety Click HERE
Bowser Refueling Click HERE
SMS and the explosion Click HERE
Spatial Disorientation Click HERE
Human Performance Click HERE
Safety Culture Click HERE
For More from CASA you can visit the YouTube page by Clicking HERE
2/26/2019 from 1/15/2019 The FAA Call back of Forloughed Inspectors. Contains an Embry-Riddle Human Factures contribution story as well as a picture of an FAA Inspector picketing. Read it HERE
2/26/2019 from 2/04 NEW Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS) and Aircraft Tracking (AT), InFO #19001 is now published. SEE IT
2/26/2019 from 2/04 Torrance Firm - ACE Clearwater - donates 1.5 Million to CATALINA Airport - Gets naming rights! The co-owner of ACE Clearwater is a Catalina resident.
2/26/2019 from 1/18 - Sustainable Jet fuel Demo Held at KVNY - Click HERE for the AIN story.
2/17/2019 MARGINS OF SAFETY: AVOIDING POWER-ON STALLS from AOPA - Link to the video HERE
2/17/2019 REAL LIFE STORY From AOPA - CMA Beach Barron Pilot Survives a BIRD STRIKE - Link to it HERE
2/17/2019 FORMATION FLYING - link to a recorded AOPA webinar HERE
2/11/2019 Jan 25 statement issued by ALPA regarding the end of the partial government shutdown. HERE
2/112019 Jan 25 coverage of the possible implication that ATC delays helped end the partial government shutdown - AIN Coverage. HERE
2/3/2019 1/28 AVweb: "The ATC Crisis That Wasn’t" - an OPINION article by Paul Bertorelli - Link to it HERE
1/29/2019 1/14 SHUTDOWN DELAYS MAGNETIC MODEL - NAVIGATION CAN be AFFECTED! - STORY HERE
1/29/2019 ADS-B Rule Eliminates RVSM Approval Process - Aircraft operators no longer need specific RVSM authorization beginning on January 22. An article from Flying by Stephen Pope 1/3 HERE
1/28/2019 A joint statement issued by ALPA, NATCA and AFA Association of Flight Attendants. Written 1/23 the statement reveals the sentiments of all three groups. Read it Here
1/28/2019 "More than 50,000 LAANC Applications processed" stated the FAA on 11/19/2018 Like to know more" READ IT HERE
1/28/2019 "Federal judge: Government employees can't refuse to work unpaid during partial shutdown" a Post by Fox News Sally Persons 1/15 that initially ruled against NATCA who filed a claim on stated constitutional grounds. SEE IT HERE
1/28/2019 "Air traffic controllers' union sues over unpaid work during government shutdown" an article by Daniel Weissner published 1/11 by Reuters, READ IT HERE
1/28/2019 "NATCA protests ongoing partial US federal government shutdown" an article by Bill Carey in ATW Air Transport World 1/11 You can READ IT HERE
1/28/2019 "Shutdown Straining System" an article in AVweb 1/7 by Russ Niles - includes a link to a NATCA Produced Video - Read it Here
1/28/2019 Sully Sullenberger comments on Aviation Safety requirements Video - See it HERE
1/19/2019 NATCA 1/3 Comments on Government Shutdown vs Controllers - Read it Here
1/18/2019 "Federal Shutdown Rankles GA Advocates" a 12/26/18 article in AVweb by Mary Grady stating by NATCA that Controllers will remain on the job - Read it Here
1/19/2019 Space X December 2018 Launch of Military GPS - Info and Video Coverage See it Here
1/19/2019 New 121.5 ELTs To Be Prohibited - Read More Here
01/14/2019 How to Land An Airplane On The Freeway With Style And Grace (And Survive) with Paul Bertorelli - An AVweb Video RECCOMENDED! Many find they need to do it. Why not learn how to add professional finesse and be a hero! See the video HERE
01/12/2019 Remember "Vectors for Safety?" Gene retired in 2016 but, he is back! He has constructed a Website and has stocked it with Safety Videos and an outline of his current goals. Soon a book is to be released. His goal: "Solving problems through the practical application of human factors." Travel to his new website by CLICKING HERE.
01/12/2019 A short AOPA Video on How to Taxi Safely with Wind - See it Here
01/12/2019 SWA Overrun into the EMAS at KBUR with rain, limited vis & ceiling - a letter we can learn from - READ IT HERE
01/06/2019 COMBATING CARB ICE - an AOPA Safety Briefing from 2009, but a very good piece that describes the real risk that pilots suffer when flying carbureted engines. Yes we all learned when to apply carb heat when in the pattern, but how many of us know about the existence of so many more possible hurdles that our carburetors must navigate? This article is "good stuff to know." Read it here.
12/21/2018 FAA GENERAL AVIATION VIDEOS ON YouTube - A wealth of Video Selections guaranteed to provide hours and hours of interesting and informative content that spans a comprehensive range of aviation topics. Ice Induced Stall Pilot Training, AOA Awareness, CFIT, Best Glide Speed & Distance, etc. As of today, there are 34 videos listed! CLICK HERE TO GO THERE
12/17/2018 Actual ATC audio of many recent aircraft crashes, including the infamous Colgan Air 3407 debacle that spawned Congressional action requiring all airline pilots to have an ATP, is now available without cost on the FAA's data research page. The unfortunate circumstance with Husky pilot Harrison Ford is included. All recordings are downloadable in the common MP3 format.
"It's almost chilling to hear the accident aircraft pilot and ATC exchanges just prior and during the events," said Kevin D Murphy, SAFE Communications Director. "The tapes are a real-life education for pilots who don't want to make the same mistakes." He added that CFIs would find the unedited recordings useful when discussing accident causes with students.
The accident audio recordings include transmissions from all ATC facilities involved. In the Colgan Air 3407 crash, for instance, there are recordings from the TRACON, Buffalo Tower ground and Buffalo Tower clearance delivery.
12/17/2018 GA SAFETY ENHANCEMENT (SE) TOPIC FACT SHEETS - A collection of what the FAA calls "GA Safety Enhancement Topic Fact Sheets" are now available free online. Each of the PDF documents explores areas of concern for flight instructors and diligent pilots. The Fact Sheets include:
Aircraft Performance and Monitoring (PDF) – December 2018
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (PDF) – November 2018
Pilots and Medication (PDF) – October 2018
Stabilized Approach and Go-around (PDF) – September 2018
Maneuvering Flight (PDF) – August 2018
Fly the Aircraft First (PDF) – July 2018
Transition Training (PDF) – June 2018
Best Glide Speed and Distance (PDF) – May 2018
Smart Cockpit Technology (PDF) – April 2018
Emergency Procedures Training (PDF) – March 2018
Maintenance Placards (PDF) – February 2018
Enhanced Vision Systems (PDF) – January 2018
12/17/2018 LINK TO ARCHIVED SAFETY ENHANCEMENT FACT SHEETS - CLICK HERE
12/1/2018 LESSONS from Lake Shore Landing - THROTTLE CABLE BREAKS How to Deal With Them - Read More Here
11/07 OCTOBER'S AERONAUTICAL CHART MTG - PROPOSED CHANGES - Read More Here
11/3 CATALINA AIRPORT to Get NEW RUNWAY! - Read About Temp Closure Dates & Details Here
11/01 IFR CLASS E vs VFR Class G AIRSPACE ALTERCATION Due To Airspace Flight Requirement Confusion - Read More Here
10/26 CITY COUNCIL NOW WANTS TO SHORTEN RSA AT SMO - Read MORE HERE
April/2018 Text of FAA RE-AUTHORIZATION BILL H.R. 4 SEE IT HERE