FAAST Blast — Week of July 14, 2019

FAAST Blast — AirVenture Awaits, Watch FAASB Live, Darwin and Who? Notice Number: NOTC9596

FAAST Blast — Week of July 14, 2019 – July 20, 2019 Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update

AirVenture Awaits If you are at AirVenture next week, be sure to stop by the FAA Safety Center or Seaplane Base to catch one of the 40-plus interesting and informative seminars on a variety of safety topics, scheduled between 0830 and 1715 — see the schedule here: bit.ly/FAAForums19. Notable presentations include: Carpenter Avionics’ Mark Lee on ADS-B (July 22 at 1430); John and Martha King on Avoiding Unwanted Adventure (July 24 at 1300); Federal Air Surgeon Dr. Michael Berry with an FAA Medical Update (July 26 at 0830); and Aviation Safety Inspector Jim Malecha with a UAS Regulatory Update (July 27 at 1600). Don’t miss out on your opportunity to join a seminar and learn something new, get your WINGS credits, and take advantage of our comfortable seats and air-conditioning. For more details on the forums, go to https://www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/event_details.aspx?eid=92051. And while you’re there, don’t forget to pick up your free copy of the FAA Safety Briefing magazine and take a sneak peek at our new design scheme.

Also, if you are planning to fly in to AirVenture, be sure to keep your focus on safety. See the NTSB Safety Alert on Arriving at Major Fly-In Events at: https://www.ntsb.gov/safety/safety-alerts/Documents/SA_053.pdf. Also make sure you’re familiar with the NOTAM which can be downloaded at https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/notices/media/7_18_19_ntap.pdf  (see Section 5).   

Watch FAA Safety Briefing Live! Did you miss the latest FAA Safety Briefing Live broadcast last week? No worries. Just go to https://www.faasafetybriefing.com/July-August2019.html to view an archived version of the broadcast. The latest edition introduces the July/August 2019 issue, which focuses on aviation safety culture. You can also earn WINGS credit by completing a quiz after viewing the presentation. Just click the “Earn WINGS Credit” button in the presentation window.

Darwin and Who?

What do evolutionary theory and safety culture have in common? More than you might initially think. FAA Safety Briefing’s associate editor James Williams explores this odd connection in Darwin vs. Lamarck in the latest issue at: https://adobe.ly/329EZbo. To read the entire July/August issue, go to https://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/.

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