Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 5, 7 PM Ask Me About Flying”
Topic: Our panel will answer aviation questions submitted by you! Select Number: A13106217 Description: In this 60 minute interactive webinar, we will answer the following questions submitted by you:    Are balloons real aircraft?     Would you talk about airport signs and markings?      Please explain Class E airspace and grid altitudes for drones? If you have a question or just aren’t sure of something aviation related, send it to us and we’ll add it to the list. Each month, we’ll pick a few questions and ask one of our FAASTeam Representatives, CFIs, Mechanics, DronePros, or Technical Resources to provide an answer. No names will be used and you’ll likely be helping your fellow aviator.

To submit your question, send an email to Richard.Harowicz@faa.gov with Ask Me About Flying in the subject line.

To view further details and registration information for this webinar, click here.

The sponsor for this seminar is: Harrisburg FAASTeam

Summer Aviation Safety Series

Safety is a top priority for pilots, passengers, and industry stakeholders. But how does the FAA work to make aviation safer? Join us for a series of virtual forums led by FAA experts to learn about critical safety issues in the nation’s airspace. The first session will be held on July 20, 2021, at 2 p.m. ET where FAA experts will present a how-to session for the Very High Frequency Omni-directional Range (VOR) Minimum Operational Network (MON). The program will explain the concept of operations (ConOps); two new approved VOR Standard Service Volumes (SSVs); and chart updates.

Future sessions will include: how to check your ADS-B performance, ADS-B Call Sign Mismatch, NOTAMs, and Runway Safety. For the full schedule, see www.faa.gov/news/conferences_events/2021_summer_safety_series. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in live Q&A sessions. The events will be livestreamed on the FAA’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/FAAnews — no registration is required.

New Animation @ Runway Safety Simulator
Notice Number: NOTC1944The FAA is happy to release the newest animation to the Runway Safety Pilot Simulator (www.runwaysafetysimulator.com). This latest animation stresses the importance of saying “unable” when pilots are not ready or able to accept a clearance from ATC. Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 91, section 91.123 requires a pilot to follow all ATC clearances and instructions, but the final decision to act on ATC’s instruction rests with you.  If you cannot safely comply with any of ATC’s instructions, inform them immediately by using the word “Unable.”  Effective communication between controllers and pilots is essential when operating on the airport movement areas.  Watch our latest animation “Unable” and make sure this does not happen to you.The Animation library contains a number of animations that are recreated using actual, de-identified, events of runway incursions, excursions or surface incidents driven by data and recent Pilot Deviations (PDs).  Learning from actual events, or ‘hangar talk’, is a valuable resource for pilots to gain knowledge outside of the cockpit and classroom, and get tips on best practices. Check out the animation library to learn by other topics such as, Use the Airport Diagram, Eliminate Distractions, Heads Up-Eyes Out, and a Wrong Surface three-part mini-series focusing on runway confusion. The Runway Safety Pilot Simulator also contains three Scenarios for new, and rusty, pilots to practice taxiing on the airport movement areas, to and from the runways, by listening to air traffic controller instructions, and selecting answers via decision-points. Keep checking back as new animations are developed and let us know what you think.  Your input has been a crucial part of the development of this free tool.  https://www.runwaysafetysimulator.com/