FAAST Blast — Week of April 2, 2018

FAAST Blast — AD Issued for Certain Bonanzas, Sun ‘n Fun 2018, How to Be a Weather Wingman
Notice Number: NOTC7703

FAAST Blast — Week of April 2, 2018 – April 8, 2018
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update

FAA Issues AD for Certain Bonanza Airplanes
The FAA last week issued an AD for certain Textron Aviation A36TC, B36TC, S35, V35, V35A, and V35B airplanes. AD 2018-06-11 adds a life limit to the exhaust tailpipe v-band coupling (clamp) that attaches the exhaust tailpipe to the turbocharger and requires an annual visual inspection. The AD, which is effective May 3, 2018, affects 731 airplanes of U.S. registry. For more details, go to go.usa.gov/xQgfr

Sun ‘n Fun 2018
Get ready for some fun in the sun aviation style at this year’s Sun ’n Fun International Fly-In and Expo, scheduled to take place April 10-15, 2018, in Lakeland, Fla. The event features aerial performances, exhibits, and a wide variety of educational seminars (visit bit.ly/SnF18 for more information).

The FAA will also host a series of safety forums between 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. each day at the FAA Safety Team’s National Resource Center. NTSB Board Member Dr. Earl Weener will speak about loss of control accidents and the FAA’s General Aviation and Commercial Division Manager, Brad Palmer, will discuss the agency’s efforts to enhance GA safety. Other forum topics include wilderness survival, BasicMed, UAS regulations, and ADS-B equipage. For updates to the safety forum schedule, go to go.usa.gov/x9MZq. And if you’re planning to fly to Sun ’n Fun, don’t forget to read the 2018 Sun ’n Fun Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) available here or go to faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/notices.

How to Be a Weather Wingman

Pilots: What if we told you that you could help be a good cockpit companion even when you’re not in the same plane? Better yet, how about if you had the power to potentially help save a fellow pilot’s life — maybe several pilots — with a simple click of the mic? Find out how by reading the article “How to Be a Weather Wingman — Pay It Forward with PIREPs” in the March/April 2018 flying companion-themed issue of FAA Safety Briefing. Download your copy or read online at 1.usa.gov/FAA_ASB. You can also read a mobile-friendly version of this article at https://adobe.ly/2FBn459.  

 

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