FAA Safety Team | Safer Skies Through Education
The September/October 2015 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on general aviation instrument flight training and IFR proficiency. Articles in this issue address the importance of having both the right physical and mental flying skills required in today’s challenging IFR environment, as well as a provide a review of the regulatory landscape designed to keep pilots safe when flying in the clouds.
Feature articles in this issue include:
• “Keeping Your Head in the Clouds – The Essentials of Maintaining IFR Currency” (p 10),
• “Blurred Lines – Recognizing the Causes of Spatial Disorientation” (p. 13)
• “As the Gyro Spins – Behind the Curtain of Steam Gauges” (p. 17)
In this issue’s Jumpseat department (p. 1), Flight Standards Service Director John Duncan explains the importance of developing the right mental flying skills needed for a safe IFR flight, while Aeromedical Advisory (p 5) advises pilots about the dangerous mix of flying and medications – also the #FlySafe topic for September. Also of note in this issue is an interview with FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker including his ideas and visions for the future of GA.
The link to the online edition is: http://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/. Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter – @FAASafetyBrief
FAA Safety Briefing is the safety policy voice for the non-commercial general aviation community. The magazine’s objective is to improve safety by:
• making the community aware of FAA resources
• helping readers understand safety and regulatory issues, and
• encouraging continued training