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Type: General Information
Notice Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022
Notice Number: NOTC2396
FAAST Blast — ATC Guides Pax to Land Plane, FAASB Live June 1, Surfing the Digital Atmosphere
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Saturday, June 18, 2022

FAAST Blast — Week of May 16, 2022 – May 22, 2022
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update

Air Traffic Controllers Guide Passenger to Land Plane Safely

On Tuesday, May 10, the pilot of a Cessna 208 flying to Florida from the Bahamas told his two passengers he wasn’t feeling well. He fell against the controls, putting the aircraft into a nosedive and sharp turn. The passengers had no flying experience. What unfolded thereafter was truly remarkable, thanks to a team of air traffic controllers who sprang to action and calmly guided a passenger to land safely. Read the full story here on our blog

The FAA Safety Briefing’s two Flying Companion Guide issues are specifically designed for the friends and loved ones who join us in the air or who might have an interest in doing so. Both issues help passengers better understand the world of general aviation and offer tips, techniques, and resources to take a more active role during flight. You can find the March/April 2018 Flying Companion’s Guide here and the July/Aug 2014 issue here (PDF).

Next FAA Safety Briefing Live - June 1

The next FAA Safety Briefing Live is coming your way at 1900 CT on Wednesday, June 1. The live-streaming broadcast will introduce the May/June 2022 issue, which focuses on aviation weather and technology. The live session will cover some of the FAA’s latest weather research work and programs, including more effective ways to steer clear of turbulence and interpret weather products and resources. We’ll also explore some tips to improve your preflight self-briefings.

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

Cool, Fun, and Free Ways to Learn More About Aviation Weather

With all the advances in weather technology and all the resources that pilots can access, why do weather-related accidents continue to plague GA? The answer is not so simple — it’s complex — just like a bank of towering clouds ahead. Pilots are not meteorologists, but they do need to know and understand the weather. So, where can pilots go to learn aviation weather, and in ways that are not only cool and fun but also free? Check out the digital atmosphere. In the article “Surfing the Digital Atmosphere — What’s Cool, Fun, and Free for Pilots to Learn Aviation Weather” (, you’ll find products and apps that really up the coolness factor to learn aviation weather. Click for more weather technology tools and resources in our May/June weather-themed issue here:


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