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Type: General Information
Notice Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022
Notice Number: NOTC2235
FAAST Blast — Combatting the Startle Effect, Next FAASB Live - Feb 1, Who’s Who in FAA Aerospace Medicine Office
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Sunday, February 27, 2022

FAAST Blast — Week of Jan 24, 2022 – Jan 30, 2022
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update

Don’t Get Caught By Surprise

Fatal general aviation accidents often result from inappropriate responses to unexpected events. Humans are subject to a “startle response” when faced with unexpected emergencies and may delay action or initiate involuntary action in response. In this month’s FlySafe topic, learn how training and preparation can reduce the startle response time and promote more effective and timely responses to emergencies Be sure to also check out the latest 57 Seconds to Safer Flying video on the subject.

Super Bowl Safety Plan in Play

The FAA has issued special air traffic procedures and temporary flight restrictions that will enhance airspace safety in the Southern California area during Super Bowl LVI. Read the press release here or go to for more details.

Next FAA Safety Briefing Live — Feb. 1

The next FAA Safety Briefing Live is coming your way at 1900 CT on Tuesday, February 1. The live-streaming broadcast will introduce the January/February 2022 issue, which focuses on aerospace medicine. The live session will cover the pilot medical certification process and the various roles and responsibilities of the FAA's Office of Aerospace Medicine.

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. You can also view and earn WINGS credit on archived broadcasts of FAA Safety Briefing Live. Follow the link on the lower right corner of the page, or go to If you missed FAA Safety Briefing Live for the November/December 2021 issue, you can catch it here:


Who’s Who in the Office of Aerospace Medicine

Helping to make the airman medical certification process as efficient and seamless as possible requires a lot of behind-the-scenes work. Whether it’s processing medical applications, reviewing appeals, updating the conditions an AME can issue (CACI) list, reviewing new medications and vaccines, or even training the AME you regularly visit, the FAA’s Office of Aerospace Medicine (AAM) is hard at work to help you get your medical while helping to maintain the world’s safest airspace system. You can read more about this dynamic team of professionals at the FAA and the many ways they are working to help you in the article here: To read our entire aerospace medicine-themed issue, go to or


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