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Type: General Information
Notice Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Notice Number: NOTC7624
FAAST Blast — National GA Award Winners, New Safety Briefing Live Broadcast Coming Soon, Improving Your Navigation Skills
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Sunday, March 25, 2018

FAAST Blast — Week of Feb. 19, 2018 – Feb. 25, 2018
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update

National GA Award Winners Announced

Every year for more than 50 years, the General Aviation Awards program and the FAA have recognized aviation professionals for their contributions to general aviation in the fields of flight instruction, aviation maintenance/avionics, and safety. Recipients of the 2018 National General Aviation Awards are:

  • Daniel Peter Christman — Certificated Flight Instructor of the Year
  • C. William Pancake, Jr. — Aviation Technician of the Year
  • Catherine Elizabeth Cavagnaro — FAA Safety Team Representative of the Year

The FAA will present individual awards to each National Honoree in July during EAA AirVenture 2018 in Oshkosh, Wisc., and their names will be added to the large, perpetual plaque located in the lobby of the EAA AirVenture Museum. For photos and more information on each of the award winners, go to

Announcing New FAA Safety Briefing Live Broadcast

Mark your calendars now for FAA Safety Briefing Live, which is coming your way starting at 1900 CT on Monday, March 12, 2018. The inaugural streaming broadcast will introduce the March/April 2018 “GA Flying Companions” issue, and include interviews with several special guest contributors. It will also be eligible for WINGS credit. Watch this space and our Twitter account (@FAASafetyBrief) for more details.

Where the Heck Are We?

Do you know where you’re going? Aerial navigation is like any skill — it requires knowledge, training, and experience to become an expert. In the article, “Where the Heck are We?” from the FAA Safety Briefing’s Jan/Feb 2018 Back to Basics issue, associate editor James Williams explores the tools and skills of aerial navigation and how to improve your navigational prowess. Download your copy or read online at You can view a mobile-friendly version of this article at


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