Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 6, 7 PM “Is This Charter Legal? Illegal Air Charter Operations” Topic: Informational Discussion on How to Determine if an Operation May be an Illegal Charter
Select Number: EA39104593 Description: Illegal Air Charter Operations pose a serious safety hazard to the traveling public and the FAA is working aggressively to identify and stop those illegal operations. Our FAASTeam Representative Mark Kolber is a CFI and a Aviation Attorney and will be presenting this informative discussion in which we will highlight material that will help you identify a company that may not be a legitimate operator. In addition, help you as pilots avoid engaging in your own operations, however well intentioned, that would be considered illegal air charters.

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Tuesday, April 6, 8 PM “ABSWeb – Autopilots and GPSS” Topic: This Program Will Address Considerations, Some Not Intuitive, For Flying With Autopilots And GPSS,
Select Number: CE03104619 Description: The amazing combination of WAAS and GPSS makes automated flight smooth and easy, but the interface between these systems and autopilots—especially legacy autopilots—is not always intuitive.

Kevin Crozier is a BPPP instructor, FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER). In this program, Kevin will address considerations for flying with autopilots and GPSS, including: 

• A review of legacy autopilots, their components and operation.
• Introduction to GPSS roll steering and how it works.
• How to use GPSS roll steering in all phases of flight.

Viewers will be able to type in their questions to be answered during the event. We will explain how to do so at the beginning of the webinar.

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Thursday, April 8, 12 PM “Dont Get Rusty Series Flying Clubs” Topic: Maintain flight proficiency and learn about aircraft ownership through flying clubs. Select Number: NR03104677 Description: Pilots get “rusty” for many reasons, but probably the top causes are affordable access to aircraft and having a support network to keep things interesting. Join us to learn how a flying club can provide you an affordable and fun way to enjoy aircraft ownership while building camaraderie with your fellow pilots

Hosted by Chris Moser and Pablo Maurelia, with guests Steve Bateman and Drew Myers

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Friday, April 9, 7 PM “WINGS For Dummies” Topic: The WINGS Program, an Untapped Resource that can Lead to Higher Levels of Proficiency Select Number: EA39104490 Description:

Using the WINGS program functions regularly can lead pilots to higher levels of proficiency.  A motivated flight instructor, using the WINGS program, can entice his or her student or rusty pilots to move toward flying proficiency and away from merely staying current.  This presentation will show instructors how this can be done.  By scheduling and completing a WINGS Phase over three quarters of a year, a pilot with the help of an instructor, can become more proficient, can divide the flight review into smaller specialized segments and can relieve the deadline stress of the flight review.  An instructor can use the WINGS program as a path to certificate renewal and more flying instead of spending screen time with an on-line FIRC.

Flight Instructors, Ground Instructors, Designated Pilot Examiners, and Instructors in training are welcome and encouraged to attend. Join your flight instructor colleagues and take an active role in improving safety in flight training!  Click on the link below and register TODAY!

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Friday, April 9, 8 PM “(Re)Introduction to the Garmin GNS 430/530 Part III” Topic: Part III – The One About the FPL Button Select Number: WP05104583 Description: The most frequently asked questions we receive relate to the Flight Plan feature – the FPL button. So, in this program, we’ll take a deep dive on this. Everything from Creating, Saving, Recalling, Deleting, and Transferring flight plans, to inserting and deleting waypoints; bypassing fixes and intercepting legs; adding, removing, changing procedures, and more, will be included.

Although they are now somewhat dated, the Garmin GNS530 and 430 remain ubiquitous in the GA fleet. These powerful navigation devices remain somewhat mysterious to many aviators, so Cap’n Mike will demystify the basics of this very capable equipment. Whether you’ve had one for years, found a used one on eBay last week, or recently bought an airplane that came with one of these installed, you’re sure to understand this gear better after attending this webinar.

Captain Mike Jesch flies a Boeing 787 on long-haul routes at work – with perhaps the most modern aviation navigation system available today. With deep roots in the GA world, he is a two-time Master CFI and has been flying for over 40 years. He earned his instrument rating in a Cessna 150 with vacuum tube radios, but he’s flown behind a GNS530W in his personal Cessna 182 for a decade now and will bring his engaging and relaxed presentation style home to you.

Join host Captain Brian Schiff and presenter Captain Mike Jesch for this re-introduction to the wonders of modern GPS navigators. Using the Garmin simulator as well as photos and videos from his own airplane, we will illustrate, demonstrate, and educate on the basics.

A recording of this webinar will be made available shortly after the program finishes.

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

Thursday, April 15, 7 PM “Airspace 101 – Rules of the Sky” Topic: A review of Airspace, Communication Requirements, and Weather Minimums Select Number: EA13104670 Description: In the United States, airspace is divided into different types and dimensions. In this 60 minute webinar, we will examine the airspace structure and how pilots operate within it. Whether you’re studying for your written exam, preparing for a flight review, or would just like to brush up on airspace please join us.

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Tuesday, April 20, 7 PM “Over the Counter Medications – CBD and Alcohol” Topic: Understanding of the effects of alcohol, over-the-counter medications and cannabis products for pilots and mechanics. Select Number: EA63103854 Description: This webinar will give pilots and mechanics a better understanding of the effects of alcohol, over-the-counter medications and cannabis products as it relates to their performance.

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Check out the new FAA Safety Briefing: Enhancing Airport Surface Safety
Notice Number: NOTC1722 The March/April 2021 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on the many facets of airport surface safety.

Feature articles and departments provide a “road map” to the various tools, resources, and strategies airmen can use to steer clear of risk during the ramp-to-runway segment of their journey. We look at some technology advances, both inside and outside the cockpit, that are proving effective in the battle against runway incursions and surface safety events.

We also take a behind-the-scenes look at the FAA’s surface safety stewards, the men and women who manage the agency’s Runway Safety Program and who regularly depend on your feedback. The Anatomy of a Wrong Surface Event – Discernment Through Dissection

Hot Spots! Part Deux – Don’t Get Burned at Airport Hot Spots

Right Stuff — Wrong Place, Wrong Time – Fortune and Misfortune in Surface Safety

The Cost of Frost on Runways – A Look at Heated Pavement Technology

Safe and Sound on the Ground – An EFB APP-roach to Improving Surface Safety

Surface Safety Done Right – Meet the FAA’s Runway Safety Professionals

Be sure to check out our entire new issue at www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing.