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FAAST Blast - FAA Safety Briefing News Update

Safety Standdown a Success

The FAASTeam’s Annual Safety Standdown had a successful month of safety seminars in over 100 locations. Feedback collected from several locations in April included many positive comments on the quality of the videos. If you were unable to attend one of the Safety Standown seminars, just tune to FAA TV and watch each of the three scenario-based videos at your leisure. The videos are also available on the FAA’s YouTube channel.

You can also access important information about what was covered by going to the FAASTeam Safety Standdown web page. Here you’ll find articles and other resources that cover the three key topics of the Standdown: loss of control, aeronautical decision-making and advanced preflight. On this site you’ll also find the FAASTeam’s newly published Advanced Preflight Maintenance (M) pamphlet.

FAA Safety Briefing Tackles Extreme Weather

The May/June 2012 issue of FAA Safety Briefing, available online, focuses on extreme weather. Articles provide important tips on how to detect, prepare for, and avoid some of the more extreme varieties of weather conditions pilots may encounter in their region of the country, including thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, icing, fog, freezing rain and more. Hear from weather experts at the FAA who offer advice on how to be prepared for these situations and provide updates on the many helpful tools and resources now available to pilots.

For more on how to improve your weather knowledge as well as your odds of safety when faced with Mother Nature at her worst, check out the new issue.

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