FAAST Blast — Week of Jan. 28, 2019

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FAAST Blast — SuperBowl TFR, Portable Fire Extinguisher Inspections, New ADS-B issue of FAA Safety Briefing
Notice Number: NOTC8268

FAAST Blast — Week of Jan. 28, 2019 – Feb. 03, 2019
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update

Special Air Traffic Procedures in Effect for Super Bowl LIII

In anticipation of a large number of aircraft operating in the Atlanta area during the week of Super Bowl LIII, 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 Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) frequently to verify they have the most current information. To view the text and graphic depictions of the restrictions, go to tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_9_5231.html. A plain-language description of the TFR is available at superbowl.faa.gov/tfr_superbowl53. Also note that the airspace around Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be a No Drone Zone on game day and during certain times in the days leading up to the game. For more details, go to http://bit.ly/2RW42gO.

For up-to-date information on general aviation and drone safety related to this event, please monitor the FAA’s Twitter accounts at @FAASafetyBrief and @FAANews and Facebook account at www.facebook.com/FAA.

FAA Issues InFO on Portable Fire Extinguisher Inspection Requirements

Last December, the FAA issued an Information for Operators (InFO) bulletin that reminds aircraft owners, operators, air agencies, suppliers, distributors, and maintenance technicians that hand-held/portable fire extinguishers have the potential to leak, and should be inspected per the proper prescribing guidance. The FAA also recommends operators be familiar with any record-keeping requirements for hand-held/portable fire extinguishers. For more details, see InFO 18013 at: https://go.usa.gov/xE8V6.

An All “Out” Effort

The January/February 2019 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology, a foundational component of the FAA’s NextGen system for improving the safety and efficiency of the NAS. Building off our previous ADS-B focused issue in March/April 2017, articles here continue and expand the discussion about the safety and technology benefits of ADS-B, as well as provide important details and updates on the purchase, installation, and operation of ADS-B equipment. For an overview of this issue, check out the article, “Time to Move! — Why ADS-B Matters” at bit.ly/adsb2020. You can download the entire issue at 1.usa.gov/FAA_ASB.

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