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FAASTeam Notice
Type: General Information
Notice Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Notice Number: NOTC7830
FAAST Blast — ACS Updates, Transition Training Tips, Weather Tech in the Cockpit
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Sunday, July 15, 2018

FAAST Blast — Week of June 11, 2018 – June 17, 2018
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update

Updates to ACS Now Posted
On June 11, the FAA posted updates to several of the Airman Certification Standards, including the ACS for Private Pilot-Airplane, Instrument-Airplane, and Commercial Pilot-Airplane, as well as for the Remote Pilot-Small UAS certificate. Among some of the global changes were added language for part 68 (BasicMed), revised references to reflect the FAA’s reorganization, and revisions to numerous tasks in all areas of operation to include more consistent element descriptions. A full list of revisions are provided in the Major Enhancements page of each ACS document. For more details, go to You can also watch a recording of an ACS Webinar held on June 6, 2018 here:

Transition Training Tips

GA accidents frequently result from pilots being unprepared for challenges presented by aircraft that are new or different from what they are used to flying. Even when pilots are legally certificated to operate aircraft within a specific category and class, significant differences can exist among different types of aircraft within that category and class — thus necessitating the need for effective transition training. To learn more about the importance of transition training, see our #FlySafe fact sheet here:

Weather ... or Not?

Got weather? Given today’s tech savvy GA pilots, you probably have the latest and greatest weather information in the palm of your hand. But did you know that depending on the device or the application you use, inconsistencies in information could introduce unintended safety risks? The FAA’s Weather Technology in the Cockpit (WTIC) Program is looking at ways to address this issue by incorporating weather and human performance research into the standards and guidance documents that support pilot weather decision making. To learn more about WTIC, see the article “Weather ... or Not?” in the current issue of FAA Safety Briefing. Download your copy or read online at You can also read a mobile-friendly version at  


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