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FAASTeam Notice
Type: General Information
Notice Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018
Notice Number: NOTC7862
FAAST Blast — New FIS-B Products, FAA Safety Briefing Live, Preventing CFIT, How Data Can Save Lives
This notice expired on
Sunday, July 29, 2018

FAAST Blast — Week of June 25, 2018 – July 01, 2018
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update

FAA Adding New Weather Products to FIS-B
Pilots that are ADS-B In equipped will soon have access to new weather data in their cockpits over the 978-megahertz (MHz) Universal Access Transceiver link. This month, the FAA will begin broadcasting six new weather products: lightning strikes, turbulence, icing forecasts, cloud tops, graphical Airmen’s Meteorological Information (AIRMET) and Center Weather Advisories. The new weather information will complement the original 13 “baseline” weather products — including Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD) mosaics, winds aloft and terminal forecasts — in the Flight Information Services-Broadcast (FIS-B) feed. Pilots will have access to the new FIS-B products when their individual avionics are updated. The capability and availability will vary based on individual ADS-B avionics, so please refer to your avionics manufacturer for details. For more information on ADS-B services and benefits, go to

Watch FAA Safety Briefing Live!
The next FAA Safety Briefing Live is coming your way starting at 1900 CT on Monday, July 09, 2018. The live-streaming broadcast will introduce the July/August 2018 “Round up the Usual Suspects” issue, highlighting the persistently consistent causes of GA safety mishaps, such as loss of control, weather, runway safety, and fuel management. To access this presentation, go to Registration is not required. To earn WINGS credit for viewing the presentation, please click the “Earn WINGS Credit” button from within the presentation window.

Avoiding Controlled Flight into Terrain
Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT) accidents continue to occur in GA despite enhanced technologies available in the cockpit. Watch this video to learn more about the causes and potential mitigation strategies for addressing these accidents and improving safety in the NAS.

Collective Data Drives Safety Improvement
In his article “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Singularity,” FAA Safety Briefing editor James Williams examines how collective data is being used to help both the rotorcraft and fixed-wing GA communities. By increasing the amount of high-quality data we have, and improving the tools we use to analyze that data, we can create interventions that lead to fewer accidents and fewer lives lost. To learn more, see the May/June 2018 issue of FAA Safety Briefing at You can also read a mobile-friendly version at

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