The July/August 2014 issue of FAA Safety Briefing, which focuses on flying companions, is now online.
“In this issue we look to provide a basic guide for friends and loved ones who join us in the air or might have an interest in do,” officials note. “In addition, you can learn about the current state of ADS-B and where it’s going in the future.
Feature articles in this issue include:
- “Fighting the Fear, Finding the Fun” – the cockpit companion’s guide to GA flying enjoyment (p 8),
- “Pilot Speak” – a beginner’s guide to aviation lexicon (p 12),
- “Why the Frame Matters” – how the context of a first flight makes a difference (p 16)
In addition, a feature article titled “ADS-B Ins and Outs” provides an overview of ADS-B capabilities and how they can enhance safety for GA pilots (p 30). The article also provides some good examples of how NextGen technology is already being used to help certain university flight school programs with planning and managing lessons for students, in addition to providing more robust collision avoidance in high-density practice areas.
This issue’s ATIS department (p. 2) mentions the FAA’s eight-month “Got Weather?” campaign, while Checklist (p. 25) covers some things to consider during your next passenger safety briefing.
Finally, if you’re headed to AirVenture this summer, be sure to check out the FAA Forum schedule on page 4 as well as the National GA Award winners listed on page 7. The four winners will be honored at a special awards presentation on July 31.
The online edition can be found here.