Latest issue of FAA Safety Briefing online


Now online is the March/April 2015 issue of FAA Safety Briefing, which focuses on weather forces, sources, and resources. Articles review some basic causes of weather activity, how certain conditions can affect pilot safety, and the tools you can use to aid your weather decision-making process..

The issue also has two special tear-out sections that pilots may find helpful when faced with weather decision-making scenarios: A “Cloud Spotting” chart on page 18, and a Personal Minimums Checklist on page 31. Both can be downloaded separately from the FAA website.


Hollywood stars embrace flying with passion


Harrison Ford, recovering Friday from the crash of a vintage World War II trainer, is just one of many Hollywood stars who embrace flying as passionately as they do acting, according to a story in The Daily Mail, which lists a number of stars who have their pilot’s certificate, including Tom Cruise, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt,  John Travolta, Michael Dorn, Edward Norton, Kurt Russell and Hilary Swank, who began learning to fly while starring in a movie about Amelia Earhart. The article quotes Ford as saying, “I’ve been working for a living (as an actor) to support my airplane habit.” Read the full story here.