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Type: General Information
Notice Date: Thursday, December 30, 2021
Notice Number: NOTC2197
FAAST Blast — New Video on Survival Kits, Two New Helicopter Safety Videos, Dive Into Drone Jobs
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Sunday, January 30, 2022

FAAST Blast — Week of Dec 27, 2021 – Jan 02, 2022
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update

New Pilot Minute Video Covers Survival Gear Essentials

In the latest episode of the Pilot Minute video series, Federal Air Surgeon Dr. Susan Northrup provides some important tips for assembling a good personal survival kit. The video covers the five main parts of a survival kit (first aid, shelter, water, food, and signaling items) and what items you should include. Watch the video here:

For information about basic survival training, go to  

New Rotorcraft Collective Videos Cover Ground Ops in Icing Conditions and Preflight After Maintenance

Flying a helicopter with frost or ice on the rotor blades or airframe can lead to disaster, and operations in icing conditions can be deadly without proper precautions. A new video from the Rotorcraft Collective provides recommended practices during preflight, run-up, and taxi in icing conditions.

Another new video in the Rotorcraft Collective series covers some recommended practices to improve your next preflight inspection after maintenance. A more comprehensive preflight inspection provides additional time to catch those subtle mistakes like improperly installed hardware or missing safety wire.

You can watch both videos on the Rotorcraft Collective video playlist here:

Dive Into Drone Jobs

With nearly one million drones registered, opportunities to either professionally pilot or work on unmanned aircraft systems or drones are ripe for the taking. New companies specializing in drone operations, development, manufacturing, and design, are spreading across the country. If you are interested in expanding your remote flying skills, or want to encourage a future aviator into a career working with drones, then read “Small Props for Big Change” here:


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Wishing everyone a joyous and safe New Year!

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