The November/December 2010 issue of FAA Safety Briefing is now posted on the FAA website. The issue focuses on abnormal and emergency situations with articles that stress the delicate art of planning for the “unplanned” and tools and resources pilots can use to handle emergencies. Included are tips on unusual attitude recovery, partial-power takeoffs, and knowing what to do when your aircraft’s electrical system fails.
For AMTs, the “Nuts, Bolts, and Electrons” article talks about how the Service Difficulty Reporting System works and encourages AMTs to use it. This issue’s “Hot Spots” column highlights the work FAA has been doing to identify the leading causes of GA fatal accidents and lists the top 10 causes. In that same vein, the “Vertically Speaking” column highlights the top 10 causes of helicopter accidents, as well as highlights the regional safety seminars the FAAST team is conducting with Helicopter Association International.
Check it out here.