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Type: General Information
Notice Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022
Notice Number: NOTC2672
FAAST Blast — New GPS Guided Routes in AK, Pilots and Medication Use, How the FAA Maintains Its Fleet
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Sunday, November 20, 2022

FAAST Blast — Week of Oct 17, 2022 – Oct 23, 2022
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update

New GPS Guided Routes in Alaska

The FAA is publishing 54 GPS-guided routes in Alaska, allowing pilots to navigate direct flight paths at lower altitudes to avoid icing conditions. The 30 new and 24 amended Terminal Transition Routes, known as T-routes, are part of the FAA’s Alaska Aviation Safety Initiative. To date, 13 have been activated; another 20 are expected to go live in November and December, and the remainder in 2023. For more information, see the press release here.

Fly Safe – Pilots and Medication Use

Did you know that according to a 2015 CDC study, nearly 74% of doctor office visits resulted in drug therapy and 24% of the U.S. population had 3 or more prescriptions? Many medications have unexpected interactions with other prescription medications as well as over the counter medications (OTCs), supplements and herbals. Learn more about how to avoid these adverse interactions with this month’s Fly Safe topic – Pilots and Medication Use.

How the FAA Maintains its Fleet

In the latest issue of FAA Safety Briefing, we explore the diverse set of missions performed by the FAA’s Flight Program Operations and the extremely challenging environments these aircraft operate in. However none of the critical safety services this team provides would be possible without the ability to maintain this fleet and keep these aircraft up and running. Learn more about the Flight Program Operations’ maintenance organization and how they provide round the clock support for the FAA’s fleet in the article, “One Team, One Mission – How the FAA Maintains Its Fleet” here: Check out the entire Flight Program Operations issue here


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