MAKE CHAPTER 288 YOUR AVIATION HOME! E-AB, TYPE CERTIFIED, VINTAGE, WARBIRD, ETC.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, AT 8 PM EDT
Rotax912 Engine Installation & Operational Tips
In this webinar, Phil Lockwood of Lockwood Aviation will cover the basics of initial installation of the Rotax 912 in a homebuilt. In addition, he will share the most common operational questions from his customers. Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.
“Mission accomplished!” exclaimed one-eyed pilot Shinji Maeda on June 11 after completing a circumnavigation of the Earth in a 1963 Beechcraft Bonanza V-tail during a mission of perseverance that he said seemed more like Mission Impossible after beginning May 1 at Paine Field in Washington.
A new course developed by Flight Service and available on FAASafety.gov provides students and VFR pilots guidance on how to conduct a safe and regulatory compliant preflight self-briefing using automated weather resources. The objective of the course is to ensure that the pilot understands aviation weather basics and learns to apply meteorological and aeronautical information in a systematic manner to plan a safe flight. The course includes scenarios, real-life examples, videos, reference materials, and practice exercises for pilots to conduct on their own or with their flight instructor. Access the WINGS credit course here: http://bit.ly/ALC683.
At the FAA, runway safety spans several different domains. That’s why the agency takes on a collaborative approach in this area to ensure all the key players have a say in the decision process. And it’s because of these collaborative discussions among different areas of the FAA — and with airmen like you — that we’re able to realize many new safety-enhancing solutions at airports across the nation. Check out the article “Surface Safety Done Right” here: https://medium.com/faa/surface-safety-done-right-491c772d7f2f. Be sure to check out the entire surface-safety-themed issue at www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing.
Below is a link to an interesting article on Aviation Decision Making, ADS-B usage and Martha Lunken's, self admitted, stupid decision about flying under a bridge. After you read the article you'll see how these 3 topics intertwine into a system that could get any one of us in trouble with the FAA - if we're not careful.
The General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have determined that a significant number of general aviation fatalities could be avoided if pilots were to conduct more thorough preflight inspections of aircraft that have just been returned to service. In-flight emergencies have been the direct result of maintenance personnel who have serviced or installed systems incorrectly.
Designed for ground instructors, flight instructors, and aviation maintenance instructors, the Aviation Instructor’s Handbook was developed by the Flight Standards Service, Airman Testing Standards Branch, in cooperation with aviation educators and industry to help beginning instructors understand and apply the fundamentals of instruction. This handbook provides aviation instructors with up-to-date information on learning and teaching, and how to relate this information to the task of teaching aeronautical knowledge and skills to learners. Experienced aviation instructors will also find the updated information useful for improving their effectiveness in training activities.
This handbook supersedes FAA-H-8083-9A, Aviation Instructor’s Handbook, dated 2008.
The FAA has recently issued a general notice with regard to Surface Safety. Several recent Runway Incursions have been attributed to communications. The most important concept in pilot-controller communications is understanding. Pilots must acknowledge each radio communication with Air Traffic Control (ATC) by using the appropriate aircraft call sign and confirming all hold short instructions.
THIS IS ONE WEBINAR YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE MISSED
BUT IF YOU DID, GO TO THE LINK BELOW
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN MAKE A 180 BACK ON TAKEOFF? AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT ENGINE FAILURE OPTIONS.
FACT: This presentation was the most viewed EAA Webinar ever!!
Please touch the Drug List Button below to go directly to the FAA Document covering the subject. It's very informative!!
The FAA announced plans to put visual navigation and planning charts on a 56-day publication cycle early next year, streamlining the process of updating charted information and causing some charts now in use to become obsolete earlier than their published expiration dates.
While the pandemic alleviated the pilot shortage almost overnight a year ago, the shortage could reemerge within nine months and grow worse over the decade, according to a global management consulting. In fact, the study estimates that the global demand for pilots on Jan 1, 2022, will be 326,594 versus a supply of 316,435; by 2029, the study predicted, those numbers will be 416,709 and 357,214, respectively—a nearly 60,000-pilot shortfall.
The root cause of the coming shortage varies by region, the study said. “In the U.S., it’s an aging workforce facing mandatory retirement, fewer pilots exiting the military, and barriers to entry, including the cost of training,” the report noted. “In China and other regions where a burgeoning middle class is demanding air travel, the struggle is to expand capacity fast enough.”
Meanwhile, the pandemic has caused airlines to curtail cadet programs as they furloughed pilots and banks reduced lending for pilot training, creating a pilot-supply shock and causing pilot candidates to think twice about entering such a cyclical industry. “With the global nature of this shock, we believe 25,000 to 35,000 current and future pilots may choose alternative career paths over the next decade,” the study said.
Though many furloughed pilots will return, some might pursue other opportunities, according to the study. Additionally, airlines in some regions have relied heavily on early retirements to reduce costs, which permanently decreases the supply.
“The most important question is not whether a pilot shortage will reemerge, but when it will occur and how large the gap will be between supply and demand,” the study concluded.
Use of COVID-19 Vaccines by Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers
Notice Number: NOTC1739
The COVID-19 public health emergency has driven extraordinary global efforts to develop an effective and safe vaccine. Some of the vaccines in clinical testing are using novel technology, such as messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA). The vaccines produced by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson have been made available to the American public under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
After careful review of available data regarding safety profiles, the FAA Office of Aerospace Medicine (AAM) adopts the following policy as both safe and operationally responsive to this unique situation:
Holders of FAA-issued Airman Medical Certificates or Medical Clearances may receive the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines; however, a 48-hour no fly/no safety related duty interval must be observed after each dose.
Individuals holding an FAA-issued Airman Medical Certificate or Medical Clearance should be reminded that they are prohibited from performing flight crewmember duties or air traffic control duties if they do not meet medical certification requirements, including those related to adverse events from medications that render them unable to perform such duties.
AAM will monitor the patient response to Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines and may adjust this policy as necessary to ensure aviation safety. Additional vaccines will each be evaluated as EUAs are issued.
REPORT ON LEAD EMISSIONS REDUCTION FOR PISTON-ENGINE AIRCRAFT HAS BEEN RELEASED
The report gives several alternatives for near- and mid-term mitigation on lead emissions. The ultimate goal? An unleaded drop-in replacement for 100LL, the avgas we use to power a large percentage of the general aviation fleet—and particularly one that serves the roughly one-third of piston airplanes that require at least 100 octane fuel.
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The FAA is increasing pilot safety and airspace awareness by marking more space launch activity areas on navigation charts.
Adding space launch activity areas to the navigation charts used by pilots who fly visually responds to the recent and expected continued growth of commercial space operations. All 12 FAA-licensed spaceports, and other federal and private launch and reentry sites, are represented on the charts by a rocket symbol.
These areas are in Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia.
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On May 20, the Federal Aviation Administration published items on the domestic notices and international notices websites on an on-demand basis, instead of releasing information on a 28-day cycle. Submissions require 10 days' processing time and should be sent via email using a template developed by the FAA.
The National Air and Space Museum is undergoing a massive multi-year renovation project that will see all 23 exhibitions being completely reimagined and the addition of new presentation spaces and attractions.