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FAA Safety Briefing LIVE! - September / October 2021 Issue
This Issue Focuses On Airports And Airspace, Integral Parts of the National Airspace System (NAS) Infrastructure
Date and Time:
Thursday, September 16, 2021, starting at 19:00 Central Daylight Time (17:00 PDT, 18:00 MDT, 20:00 EDT, 14:00 HST, 16:00 AKDT, 17:00 Arizona, 00:00 GMT)
Susan Parson & Paul Preidecker
Brief Description:

This presentation introduces and discusses content in the September / October 2021 issue of the FAA Safety Briefing magazine. This issue focuses on airports and airspace, which are integral parts of the National Airspace System (NAS) infrastructure. Articles in this issue explore the value of our nation’s vast array of public use airports and their importance to the communities they serve. We also highlight some critical “rules of the sky,” explore nearly a century of evolution in the NAS and review some best practices for communicating with air traffic control. 

  • From Shrimp Boats to Satellites - Evolution of the National Airspace System
  • (Don’t) Drop the Mic! - Sound Like a Pro on the Radio (and take our quiz!)
  • Advantages of Adventuring - Using Airport Visits to Advance Skills (and Stories)
  • Mission Possible - Advocating for General Aviation in the TFR Process
  • Paving the Way Forward - Airport Grants Provide for Safety & Infrastructure
  • Making it Count - Aircraft Transponder Signals Take Guesswork Out of Counting 

NOTE: While many of the ideas covered in the quiz are included in the presentation, you may need to download a copy of the magazine from: https://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/ to complete this course.

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Aeronautical Proficiency Training
Phone: 314-787-7454
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Before joining the FAA in May 2004, Susan Parson was a diplomat in the State Department's Foreign Service with overseas assignments in Panama and Bangladesh. She decided to pursue a lifelong passion for aviation by starting flight training in 1991, eventually earning ATP and instructor certificates and working part-time at a Leesburg Virginia flight school.

At the FAA, Susan serves as editor-in-chief for the FAA Safety Briefing magazine, FAA team lead for the Airman Certification Standards project, and special assistant to the Flight Standards Service executive director. She has authored nearly 200 General Aviation Safety articles and several online training documents and courses.


Paul has been a flight instructor for 30 years, and has logged more than 7800 hours of flying time. He retired from Air Wisconsin Airlines, where he held the positions of Chief Flight Instructor and captain. In these roles, he served as an Aircrew Program Designee, Line Check Airman, and was qualified as a simulator and ground school instructor.

Paul has served as a member of an FAA Aviation Rulemaking Committee, an invited speaker at the NTSB Symposium on Professionalism, and moderated at the World Aviation Training Summit for several years. He is a co-host of FAA Safety Briefing Live and is a regular contributor to NAFI MentorLive. Paul is also a frequent speaker at aviation conferences and serves as president and a board member for NAFI.

Paul is president of his own company, FlightDeck Insights (paul@flightdeckinsights.com) . As an experienced aviator and teacher, Paul contributes to aviation safety by blending SOPs and best practices between GA and Part 121 operations.


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Credit Applicability:
Advanced WINGS
1 Credit for Advanced Knowledge Topic 1
1 Hour Total for AMT
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Any other Operations task not covered in the NPP
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