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FAASTeam Notice
Type: General Information
Notice Date: Thursday, July 13, 2023
Notice Number: NOTC3091
FAAST Blast — GA Survey Closing Soon, Pilot Minute Video Covers Sunglasses, OSH Notice, Bring Your “A” Game
This notice expired on
Sunday, August 13, 2023

FAAST Blast — Week of July 10 – July 16, 2023
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update

GA Activity Survey Closing Soon!

Did you receive an invitation to complete this year’s GA Activity Survey? This survey is the FAA’s primary source of information about the size and activity of the GA and on-demand part 135 fleet. If you received an invitation to take the survey, please take the time to complete it, even if you did not fly your aircraft in 2022. It’s completely confidential, takes just 10-15 minutes, and your responses can help the FAA improve GA infrastructure and safety. Also, please note that if you have three or more aircraft, there is a shorter version of the survey that you can fill out for aggregate reporting. Please call 800-826-1797 or send an email to if you have any questions.

New Pilot Minute Video Covers Safety Considerations with Sunglasses

In the latest episode of the Pilot Minute video series, Federal Air Surgeon Dr. Susan Northrup explains a few aeromedical and general safety considerations to keep in mind when choosing sunglasses used in flight. For example, photosensitive lenses are not suitable for aviation purposes because they respond to changes in light intensity too slowly. See the video here:

Headed to AirVenture? Read the Notice

Headed to EAA AirVenture 2023? Then be sure to get familiar with the 32-page EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023 Notice (formerly known as the AirVenture NOTAM). Changes from previous years include a change in the ultralight pattern at Wittman Regional Airport; guidance regarding aircraft parking areas, including North 40/South 40 designation; elimination of the Fond du Lac diversion procedure; and the start time of the daily airshows. Go to to download the booklet.

Bring Your “A” Game

Pilots are taught to aviate — to fly the airplane — first, last, and always. To aviate means using the flight controls and instruments to direct and control the airplane’s attitude, airspeed, and altitude. It may seem like a simple rule to follow, but it’s easy to forget when you get busy or distracted in the cockpit. To help you get straight on the A’s, see the article, “Bring Your ‘A’ Game: Fly the Aircraft First and Always” at in the July/Aug 2023 issue of FAA Safety Briefing. See our entire flying companion-themed issue at

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