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FAASTeam Notice
Type: General Information
Notice Date: Friday, January 14, 2022
Notice Number: NOTC2216
FAAST Blast — Super Bowl Flight Restrictions, FAA AMT Grants, Speed up Your Medical
This notice expired on
Monday, February 14, 2022

FAAST Blast — Week of Jan 9, 2022 – Jan 15, 2022
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update

Are You Ready for Some Football?

General Aviation (GA) pilots in the Los Angeles area should be on the lookout for special air traffic procedures, temporary flight restrictions, and other operational requirements in effect for Super Bowl LVI between February 6-14, 2022. The FAA will issue a Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) (formerly known as Notice to Airmen) about the procedures for the game and specific arrival and departure route requirements for jet and turboprop aircraft.

Pilots visiting the area can familiarize themselves with a number of Los Angeles-area airports through the FAA’s From the Flight Deck video series. They can also find more information for Los Angeles-area airports at this website:, which the FAA will continue to update as more information becomes available. Also, Super Bowl LVI is a No Drone Zone. As a designated National Security Special Event, additional unmanned aircraft restrictions will be in place before, during, and after the Super Bowl.

Later this month, the FAA will issue a full text and graphic description of the Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR).

FAA Awards $5 Million in Grants to Train the Next Generation of Aviation Maintenance Technicians

The FAA awarded $5 million in grants to develop a diverse talent pool of aviation maintenance technicians. The Aviation Maintenance Technical Workers Workforce Development Grants were awarded to organizations that will teach technical skills and prepare participants to pursue aviation maintenance careers. “A career as an aviation maintenance technician opens a wide world of opportunity. These grants will allow us to reach and support individuals who may not have had the chance to pursue this exciting career before,” said FAA Deputy Administrator A. Bradley Mims.

Grantees can use the funds to establish new educational programs; provide scholarships or apprenticeships for individuals pursuing employment in the aviation maintenance industry; conduct outreach about careers in the aviation maintenance industry to primary, secondary, and post-secondary school students; and support educational opportunities related to aviation maintenance in economically disadvantaged areas.

Visit the FAA website for additional details about the grant recipients.

Smooth is Fast

Probably the most asked question about the medical certification process is, “How do I get through this with as little drama as possible!” Editor James Williams explores this topic with advice from Federal Air Surgeon Dr. Susan Northrup in his article, “Smooth is Fast.” Williams lays out resources that can help you direct your medical certification, in concert with your Aviation Medical Examiner, to guarantee the best possible result, with the fewest roadblocks, and the most amount of time saved. You can read the full article here:


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