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Type: General Information
Notice Date: Friday, September 11, 2020
Notice Number: NOTC1363
FAAST Blast — Shifting Gears Safely, FAASB Live — Sep 17, Show Me the Data
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Monday, October 12, 2020

FAAST Blast — Week of Sep 07, 2020 – Sep 13, 2020
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update


Shifting Gears Safely

One of the pure joys of general aviation (GA) is that it provides us an opportunity to choose from a wide variety of craft to soar us into the skies in all different shapes, sizes, and speeds. However, it’s important to remember that any unfamiliar aircraft or avionics system requires proper instruction and transition training in your new aircraft’s systems and operating characteristics.

Even if you’ve flown similar aircraft before, learn the aircraft’s limitations and get a feel for what you can and can’t do in flight. Focus on what to expect on takeoff, landing, climb, cruise, and descent. Know your aircraft’s emergency procedures, speeds, and power settings. Train with a qualified instructor, and practice, practice, practice! For additional tips on transition training, have a look at the Nov/Dec 2018 FAA Safety Briefing “Birds of a Different Feather” issue at as well as the article “Shifting Gears” at

FAA Safety Briefing Live Webinar — September 17

The next FAA Safety Briefing Live is coming your way starting at 1900 CT on Thursday, September 17, 2020. The live-streaming broadcast will introduce the September/October 2020 issue, which focuses on the integral role of data in the aviation industry. Feature articles and departments in this issue explore the many ways data is collected, analyzed, and shared to make better and more informed safety-related decisions. 

To access this presentation, go to Registration is not required. To earn WINGS credit for viewing the presentation, please click the “Earn WINGS Credit” button from within the presentation window. You can also view and earn WINGS credit on archived broadcasts of FAA Safety Briefing Live. Follow the link on the lower right corner of the page, or go to

Show Me the Data!

When you think about it, we use data every day. Whether it’s studying the latest weather maps to decide if we’re going to fly, or navigating with GPS to find the best way to get from point A to point B, data is critical to helping us make better, more informed decisions. The September/October issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on the importance of data in aviation and explores some of the ways the FAA and industry partners are working collaboratively to leverage data and develop tools to improve aviation safety. In the article, “Show Me the Data!” you can read about how data fusion helps the FAA and industry make important safety decisions to improve processes or prevent accidents. See the article here: Check out the entire issue at


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