FAAST Blast — Week of July 27, 2020

FAAST Blast — New Runway Safety Animation, Pattern Precision, Humans Behind Human Factors
Notice Number: NOTC0248

FAAST Blast — Week of July 27, 2020 – Aug. 02, 2020
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update

New Runway Safety Animation Added

The Runway Safety Pilot Simulator online at www.RunwaySafetySimulator.com has a new animation. “The Anatomy of a Wrong Surface Event” is the second in a three-part series focusing on causal factors for wrong surface events, such as incorrect runway or taxiway approaches, landings, or departures. It highlights the importance of guarding against certain environmental factors that contribute to wrong surface events and other runway incursions. See the FAASTeam’s notice here for additional runway safety tips: www.bitly.com/31G44Nc

Pattern Precision

We know that regular, structured, proficiency training is perhaps the most effective means of reducing general aviation accidents. Because the traffic pattern involves nearly all piloting tasks, it is a logical choice for a proficiency training environment. Commitment to precision and consistency in pattern operations will yield operational safety benefits throughout the flight task spectrum. Have a closer look on the FAA’s blog at https://medium.com/faa/pattern-precision-cdf95fa76d8d or our FlySafe fact sheet at www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/2020/media/SE_Topic_20-07_Pattern_Precision.pdf.

Meet The Humans Behind FAA’s Human Factors Team

For decades, the FAA has been at the forefront of aviation human factors research, development, and practical application. While not always obvious to the average aviation consumer, this work is absolutely critical to preventing human-induced error and improving the safety of the NAS. Learn more about the FAA’s role in this important field in the FAA Safety Briefing article “The Humans Behind Human Factors: A Look at the People and Resources in the FAA’s Human Factors Team” (https://medium.com/faa/the-humans-behind-human-factors-e4b639cbac8b). Check out the entire July/Aug human factors-themed issue at www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing.


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