Notice Number: NOTC2674
Landing Safety Tip
During the landing roll, wheel barrowing can occur if you touch down on the main wheels and the nose wheel simultaneously while holding excessive speed, and then add forward pressure to the yoke. Wheel barrowing will not occur if the pilot maintains the correct speed, and touches down main wheels first, then gently lowers the nose wheel. In nose wheel airplanes, a ground loop is almost always a result of wheel barrowing. The pilot must be aware that even though the nose wheel-type airplane is less prone to ground looping, virtually every type of airplane, including large multi engine airplanes, can be made to ground loop when sufficiently mishandled. Do you want to know more? The Airplane Flying Handbook and other FAA manuals are available here.
You Watch the Game, We Will Watch the Sky
Notice Number: NOTC2790
America... You are protected from General Aviation!
You may already be aware, but here are a few reminders about the upcoming Super Bowl. There will be a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) in place over Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011, during Super Bowl XLV. Be sure to check NOTAMs in this area prior to flying for all the TFR restrictions and boundaries. The latest NOTAM, TFR, and other important flight information can be found at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/.
Here are a few quick reminders: All aircraft entering or exiting the TFR must be on a discrete code assigned by an air traffic controller. Aircraft must be squawking the discrete code at all times while in the TFR. All aircraft operating in the TFR must remain in two-way radio communications with ATC at all times.
Pilots who do not adhere to the proper procedures may be intercepted by armed military fighter aircraft, and detained and interviewed by law enforcement and/or security personnel.
Visit the FAA at http://www.faa.gov or America’s AOC* Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/americasaoc for additional or changed information. Check out our really nice Super Bowl poster at https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices/2011/Jan/SuperBowl_2010_Poster_Both-v2.pdf which is suitable for framing!
For intercept procedures and how to avoid being intercepted review the PowerPoint presentation at http://www.faasafety.gov/gslac/ALC/libview_normal.aspx?id=49877. This is a large PowerPoint file, so be patient while it downloads. * The 601st Air and Space Operations Center, known as “America’s AOC,” plans, directs, and assesses air and space operations for the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (NORTHCOM).
ADIZ, TFR, and Intercept Procedures Briefing
Notice Number: NOTC2755
The United States Air Force has produced a briefing document to acquaint pilots with the basics of operating in and around Air Defense Identification Zones (ADIZ) and Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs). This briefing also includes a summary of intercept procedures that pilots should know. This briefing can be found on http://www.FAASafety.gov as a pilot resource at http://www.faasafety.gov/gslac/ALC/libview_normal.aspx?id=49877. It can also be found under the Airspace category of resources in the Resources for Pilots folder. We encourage pilots to review these procedures. Although it might be thrilling to fly in formation with an F-16, it could really ruin your whole day! Questions can be sent to the FAASTeam Help Desk at Support@FAASafety.gov which will then be forwarded to the appropriate USAF office.
… than the entire seaplane pilot population combined, it’s time to wonder…
New FAA Safety Briefing Available
Notice Number: NOTC2751
The new issue of FAA Safety Briefing celebrates the publication’s 50th anniversary by looking back on the state of general aviation (GA) safety and highlighting a half century of safety focus and progress. The magazine, then called FAA Aviation News, was first published in January 1961, just three years after the creation of the FAA. Its purpose was “to acquaint readers with the policies and programs” of the FAA. While the look of the magazine has changed, the inaugural issue’s core message of safety awareness and education has remained constant. Building on the tremendous safety strides the FAA and GA community have made to reduce fatal accidents (see the article, “The Evolving Art of Aviation Safety”), this issue of FAA Safety Briefing outlines the agency’s plan to further reduce the fatal accident rate by reaching out to and working with the GA community. This issue also helps airmen recognize that managing risk is the foundation for safe flying from both a theoretical and practical sense. In “Building Blocks and Safety Circles,” editor Susan Parson helps readers get their head around safety rules, safety realities, and the concept of safety risk management to build a barrier to accidents. The issue looks at “Safety from the Ground Up,” providing pointers for ramp safety. And there is a guide to the “Small Cost, Big Benefits” of aircraft safety enhancements that can mean the difference between life and death in the event of an accident. Read the 50th anniversary issue of FAA Safety Briefing at: http://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/. Produced by the editors, FAA Safety Briefing, http://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/Address questions or comments to: SafetyBriefing@faa.gov. Follow us on Twitter @FAASafetyBrief or http://www.twitter.com/FAASafetyBrief.
Safety Tip: Keep it down!
Notice Number: NOTC2671
Approach and Landing Safety Tip January 2011. When rolling out from a crosswind landing, more and more aileron should be applied to keep the upwind wing from rising. Since the airplane is slowing down, there is less airflow around the ailerons and they become less effective. At the same time, the relative wind is becoming more of a crosswind and exerting a greater lifting force on the upwind wing. When the airplane is coming to a stop, the aileron control must be held fully toward the wind. Remember, if the upwind wing starts to rise during a crosswind landing roll you should immediately apply more aileron pressure toward the high wing in order to maintain directional control.Do you want to know more? The Airplane Flying Handbook and other FAA manuals are available here. This Approach and Landing safety tip is provided by the FAA Safety Team because loss of control on landing is one of the top ten reasons reported for accidents or incidents.
Yes! Pigs can fly!
Notice Number: NOTC2567
The WINGS – Pilot Proficiency Program is happy to announce that it now includes specific recognition for those sea-rated pilots who complete a Phase of WINGS in a seaplane or amphibian. The Seaplane Pilots Association will send a beautiful piece of jewelry in the form of a lapel pin to pilots who complete a Phase of WINGS in a seaplane or amphibian.
After completing a Phase of WINGS in a seaplane (or amphibian), you should select the Team Member Rewards link under the Pilots tab on http://www.FAASafety.gov and submit your request for the Sea WINGS pin. In addition, at least one insurance company, Falcon Insurance Agency of Florida, Inc., has indicated they will offer “significant premium discounts” to members of the Seaplane Pilots Association who complete a Phase of WINGS in a seaplane. For more information about Sea WINGS, contact the Seaplane Pilots Association through their web site at seaplanes.org. For more information about the possible insurance premium discount, call Ken Brice at Falcon Insurance Agency of Florida, Inc. at 1-800-881-9688.
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Procedure Change Effective September 30th 2010. Don’t forget this!
Line Up and Wait
Notice Number: NOTC2554
Line Up and Wait Phraseology Change
·Beginning September 30, 2010, the words “Line Up and Wait” will replace the words “Position and Hold” to instruct a pilot to enter the runway to await take-off clearance. Under the new “Line Up and Wait” phraseology, the controller will:
-State your call-sign;
-State the departure runway;
-State “Line Up and Wait”.
·Exercise Caution. Be aware the phrase “Traffic Holding in Position” will continue to be used to advise other aircraft that traffic has been authorized to “Line Up and Wait” on an active runway.
·REMEMBER: Never cross a hold line without explicit ATC instructions.
You may not enter a runway unless you have been:
-Instructed to cross or taxi onto that specific runway
-Cleared to take off from that runway, or
-Instructed to “Line Up and Wait” on that specific runway.
Please visit: www.faa.gov/go/runwaysafety/ for more details on the change as well as to view an instructional animation explaining the new phraseology.
If in doubt ASK!
For additional information, go to http://www.faa.gov/go/runwaysafety
Federal Aviation AdministrationOffice of Runway Safety490 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Suite 7225Washington, DC20024