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FAASTeam Notice
Type: General Information
Notice Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022
Notice Number: NOTC2618
FAAST Blast — New FAA Fact Book, Preflight After Maintenance, Flight Check – Please Keep Your Distance
This notice expired on
Sunday, October 23, 2022

FAAST Blast — Week of Sep 19, 2022 – Sep 25, 2022
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update

FAA Launches New Interactive Fact Book

Calling all aviation enthusiasts! Interested in uncovering facts about the world of aerospace? From air traffic to commercial space transportation to drones, check out our new interactive FAA Fact Book, a one-stop shop for data, facts & visualizations. For example, did you know that Florida has the most certificated pilots in the U.S. with more than 75,000? Or that there are  more than 6,000 heliports in the U.S. and 13 balloon ports? Read more about the FAA Fact Book here:

Advanced Preflight After Maintenance

Did you know that maintenance-related problems are one of the most deadly causes of accidents in general aviation? Contributing to this is a pilot’s failure to identify maintenance discrepancies because of a lack of knowledge and improper techniques used during the preflight of the aircraft. Learn how an advanced preflight can help you become more aware of all the safety-related data on your aircraft, and focus on a more detailed approach to your preflight inspection in our latest
Fly Safe topic here You can also watch our 57 Seconds to Safer Flying video on the subject here.

Flight Check – Please Keep Your Distance

Ever wonder what goes into the process to inspect our nation’s complex air navigation systems? Perhaps you’ve heard the “Flight Check” call sign and/or noticed an aircraft flying a non-standard traffic pattern, making low passes, or flying many large arcs over an open field. While these maneuvers may appear strange to the casual observer, for the folks at FAA’s Flight Program Operations team, these are highly calculated operations used to support their flight inspection mission and ensure NAS integrity.  To learn more about what Flight Check does, and how it matters to you, check out the article “Flight Check – Please Keep Your Distance” at

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