FAAST Blast — Week of July 10, 2017 – July 16, 2017
Amended AD Issued for Piper Oil Cooler Hose Assemblies
The FAA this week has superseded airworthiness directive (AD) 95-26-13 for certain Piper PA-28 and PA-32 models equipped with oil cooler hose assemblies that do not meet certain technical standard order (TSO) requirements and which could rupture or fail. The superseded AD retains all of the requirements of the original AD and adds language to clarify its applicability and compliance requirements. The FAA estimates that this AD affects 23,643 airplanes of U.S. registry but that the revision will not increase the economic burden or the scope of the AD for any operator.
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ADS-B Twitter Chat July 19
Do you have ADS-B questions? Then join us next week as the FAA will be hosting a live Twitter #ADSBchat to directly answer and address your general aviation questions and concerns. The FAA #ADSBchat will take place on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET (1400-1500 EDT). In addition to several FAA experts, representatives from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Experimental Aircraft Association, and Aircraft Electronics Association will also help co-host the live question and answer session. For more details, go to www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/noticeView.aspx?nid=7241.
Pilots and Medications
Impairment from medication, particularly over the counter (OTC) medication, has been cited in a number of GA accidents. Learn more about how drugs can compromise a pilot’s ability to control an aircraft in this month’s #FlySafe topic of the month flyer, “Pilots and Medication” available at http://1.usa.gov/2u71VqX.
Get the Basics on BasicMed
The July/August 2017 issue of FAA Safety Briefing explores several key facets of the new BasicMed rule, which offers pilots an alternative to the FAA's medical qualification process for third class medical certificates. Our lead feature for the issue, “Bring on BasicMed,” will help you understand what the FAA’s new regulatory relief rule means for you. Author and aviation safety analyst Brad Zeigler takes you step-by-step on what you’ll need to know and do to fly under BasicMed. To view the article, go to https://adobe.ly/2u2hQXe. You can download the entire issue here at www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/2017/media/JulAug2017.pdf.
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