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Notice Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Notice Number: NOTC9995
FAAST Blast — FAASB Live, Managing Distractions, Matters of the Heart
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FAAST Blast — Week of Feb 10, 2020 – Feb 16, 2020
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update
Watch FAA Safety Briefing Live!
Did you miss the latest FAA Safety Briefing Live broadcast? We’ve got you covered. Just go to to view an archived version of the broadcast. The latest edition introduces the January/February 2020 issue, which focuses on how to better “Know Your Aircraft.” Feature articles from this issue cover each major section of an aircraft, highlighting the many design, performance and structural variations you’ll likely see and how they affect your flying. You can also earn WINGS credit by completing a quiz after viewing the presentation. Just click the “Earn WINGS Credit” button in the presentation window.

FlySafe – Managing Distractions
Distractions and interruptions can severely compromise flight safety if they occur during critical phases of flight. To help prevent this, the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC) recommends awareness training on how to properly cope with interruptions and distractions while flying. General aviation pilots are particularly at risk because they usually do not have additional flight crew members to assist them. See our fact sheet for more tips on how to cope with distractions here:

Matters of the Heart
This time of year, our attention turns to matters of the heart. But are you also paying enough attention to your aircraft’s heart? Your aircraft’s engine plays this important role. In his article “The Beating Heart,” from the January/February 2020 issue of FAA Safety Briefing, editor James Williams explores how this “heart” works, how it can break, and how knowledge, along with a little preemptive care, can help avoid any heartbreak. You can read the full article here: Check out the entire issue at


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