FAAST Blast — Week of Jan. 22, 2018


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FAAST Blast — Super Bowl NOTAM, AD Issued for Piper Fuel Tank Selector Placards, How to Talk Like a Pilot
Notice Number: NOTC7579

FAAST Blast — Week of Jan. 22, 2018 – Jan. 28, 2018
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update


Special Air Traffic Procedures for Super Bowl LII

In anticipation of a large number of aircraft operating in the Minneapolis−St. Paul metropolitan area during the week of Super Bowl LII, special security provisions will be in effect for this event including (but not limited to) Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs), two−way communication, and discrete transponder requirements. Pilots are encouraged to check NOTAMs frequently to verify they have the most current information. TFR information is normally disseminated by a FDC NOTAM 3 to 5 days prior to the event. Once published, text and graphic depictions of restrictions may be found at http://tfr.faa.gov. You can also read about the FAA's flight restrictions, notices, and published routes at www.fly2sb52.org.


AD Issued for Piper Fuel Tank Selector Placards

The FAA this week issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) that applies to certain model Piper PA-28s. AD 2018-02-05 requires inspecting the fuel tank selector cover to verify that the left and right fuel tank selector placards are located at the proper positions and replacing those that are improperly located with new placards. The AD, which goes into effect on Feb. 7, 2018, was prompted by a quality control issue at the manufacturer that resulted in the installation of the fuel tank selector covers with the left and right fuel tank selector placards improperly located. For more details, see the AD at https://go.usa.gov/xnwhA.


How to Talk Like a Pilot

How would you rate your aviation communication skills? Are you precise, yet concise? Courteous and classy? For important tips and techniques to improve your aviation lingo, take a look at the article, “How to Talk Like a Pilot” in the Jan/Feb 2018 issue of FAA Safety Briefing. Download your copy or read online at: 1.usa.gov/FAA_ASB. You can view a mobile-friendly version of this article at https://adobe.ly/2p7KwQb.


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