FAAST Blast — Week of April 30, 2018

FAAST Blast — FAA Safety Briefing Live, Best Glide Speed, NTSB LOC Roundtable, New PEGASUS Issue of Safety Briefing
Notice Number: NOTC7757

FAAST Blast — Week of April 30, 2018 – May 06, 2018
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update

Watch FAA Safety Briefing Live!
The next FAA Safety Briefing Live is coming your way starting at 1900 CT on Monday, May 07, 2018. The live-streaming broadcast will introduce the May/June 2018 “Partnering with PEGASAS” issue, highlighting the FAA’s General Aviation Center of Excellence. For more details on how to access this presentation, go to https://www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/event_details.aspx?eid=82666. To earn WINGS credit for viewing the presentation, please click the “Earn WINGS Credit” button from within the presentation window.

Best Glide Speed
The General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC) has determined that a significant number of general aviation fatalities could be avoided if pilots were better informed and trained in determining and flying their aircraft at the best glide speed while maneuvering to complete a forced landing. #FlySafe and download our fact sheet at http://bit.ly/2rfMV9p for more info. You can also watch a video of the presentation at: https://youtu.be/dzK5xTAe2Z0.

NTSB Hosts Roundtable on Preventing Loss of Control

On April 24, the NTSB hosted an important roundtable discussion on ways to prevent loss of control accidents in GA. Attendees included several experts from the FAA, industry and academia who focused primarily on the role of training and technology in keeping GA safe. A webcast archive of the event is available for viewing for the next three months at http://ntsb.capitolconnection.org/.

Partnering with PEGASAS

The May/June 2018 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on the FAA’s Center of Excellence for general aviation research, the Partnership for Enhancing General Aviation Safety, Accessibility, and Sustainability (PEGASAS). This partnership facilitates collaboration and coordination between government, academia, and industry to advance aviation technologies and expand FAA research capabilities. Feature articles in this issue focus on several of these forward thinking and safety enhancing projects. For a good primer on what PEGASAS is and how it operates, check out the article “Let it Flow! PEGASAS Inspires a River of Research.” Download your copy or read online at 1.usa.gov/FAA_ASB. You can also read a mobile-friendly version of the article at https://adobe.ly/2w40YED.


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