May-June-2016-FAA-Safety-Briefing

The May/June 2016 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on the rapidly changing world of technology and the important role it plays in general aviation safety. Articles in this issue cover everything from unmanned aircraft to commercial space operations, to how the FAA helps champion the power of technology in making flying safer and more efficient. We also discuss some of the possible pitfalls of technology, including its ability to distract and disrupt our decision-making skills.

Feature articles include:

  • Welcome to the William J. Hughes Technical Center – The Happiest Place in Aviation Tech! (p 8),
  • eLogbook Logistics – Considerations for Moving from Paper Log to Digital Login (p 11),
  • X-Ray Vision and Alphabet Soup – Decoding GA Vision Systems (p. 25)

The link to the online edition is: http://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/

 

Van Nuys Airport in particular has had an undue amount of Recent Runway Incursions! Will YOU be Next? Avoid getting requested to call the tower, or worse: an accident.

Taking some time to review the currently used Airport Taxiway and Runway Signs and Markings, as well as the Required Communications and your Pilot Responsibilities might be a good idea.

Speaker(s): Stelios Rapis, Chief Pilot / Owner Chrysler Aviation, Richard Mend CFI-AIM-ATP

Location: Rotor F/X, 16644 Roscoe Blvd, Van Nuys CA – KVNY big blue hangar
Time: 9Aam – 11am
Contact: Richard Mend for Reservations (818) 636-1021
E-mail: mendaviation@sbcglobal.net

FREE EVENT! ** BRING NOTE PAD & PEN **
FLY IN OK!

Ninety-Nines to Award 2016 Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship at Oshkosh

The Ninety-Nines and EAA will award a $3,000 Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship to provide a young woman (age 16-20 at any time during 2016 calendar year) who wants to learn to fly with financial support for flight training through first solo and beyond. In addition, the winner will receive a King School flight training course to prepare for the written exam and check ride. The scholarship will be awarded during the WomenVenture activities at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh on July 27, 2016.

The scholarship honors the memory of Karen Johnson, a beloved member and chapter chair of the Ventura County Ninety-Nines, who perished in 2013 while flying frost control in Delano, California.

The Ninety-Nines are grateful to Lightspeed Aviation Foundation, the Ventura County chapter of the Ninety-Nines, EAA and the King School for their support of this scholarship and to Ennect Event and Elliance for hosting this scholarship web site.

For more information: Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship