View of Whiteplains Plantation

View of Whiteplains Plantation
Over Head View - Taken May 8, 2011 Photo By: Phil Rainwater

Friday, May 30, 2014

FAAST Blast Notice Number: NOTC5373


FAAST Blast — Week of May 25 – 31, 2014 
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update  

New Guidelines for Certification, Airworthiness, and Operational Use of Electronic Flight Bags  
       This joint Flight Standards Service (AFS) and Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) advisory circular (AC 120-76C) contains guidance on the operational use of Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs). It is intended for all operators conducting flight operations under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 121, 125, 135, or 91 subpart F (part 91F) and part 91 subpart K (part 91K) who want to replace required paper information or utilize other select functions of an EFB. This AC sets forth an acceptable means, but not the only means, to obtain FAA authorization for the operational use of EFBs. Part 91 operators can find additional EFB information in the current edition of AC 91-78, Use of Class 1 or Class 2 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB). For guidance on the installation of EFB components, refer to the current edition of AC 20-173, Installation of Electronic Flight Bag Components. To learn more about it click on the link: http://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/AC_120-76C.pdf

Virginia Festival of Flight Set to Soar 
       This weekend kicks off the annual Virginia Regional Festival of Flight in Suffolk, Virginia. This two day (May 31-June1) event serves as a gathering point for pilots around the Mid-Atlantic and also includes a number of activities such as Young Eagles Flights, airplane and helicopter rides, workshops, and on Sunday an air show. In addition there are a number of forums including many FAA seminars that qualify for WINGS credit.  For more information please visit: http://virginiaflyin.org/

Beware The Frankenplane!
 

       There are an infinite number of modification possibilities for which a person might apply for a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) and independently, it is unlikely that any one approved STC would pose a threat to the airworthiness of an aircraft. It is when there are multiple STCs applied, however, that a “monster” can be born and the results of this can be disastrous. To read more about it check out “Beware the Frankenplane – The Hidden Dangers of Layering STCs” in the May/June, 2014 edition of FAA Safety Briefing. The magazine is available at: http://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/

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