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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Friday, May 30, 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
|"Datalink: Cockpit Weather Do's and Don'ts Webinar"|
Topic: Datalink Weather
On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Frederick, MD 21701
Datalink has taken a lot of the uncertainty out of weather flying, but using it safely means more than just counting on NEXRAD to steer you around whatever's out there. Whether you're already flying with datalink or just considering it, join AOPA Foundation president Bruce Landsberg and datalink expert Dr. David Strahle for a must-see discussion of how you can use cockpit weather to both complete more trips and minimize your weather risks.
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Monday, May 26, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014
And the beat goes on.... Some painting for the cover. SCBC, we are going to be ready for you this Sunday.
The engineering firm of Hitt, Moore, Sanderson and Spreanza (unlicensed) made a check of the calibration of the Whiteplains VASI this morning. The units were found to be within specifications and tolerances, and were documented as such. After we were finished, under HEAVY supervision, the VASI cabinets were washed clean. We are READY for the SCBC on Sunday!
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Today was fix the drain cover day in Phase II at Whiteplains Plantation. We had a nice crew show up to help out. Thanks to Lloyd Krueger, Mike Moor, Tony Scribner, Don Cook and our overseer, Neil Bonacum.
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Sunday, May 11, 2014
A Piper Malibu Jet Prop visits us today at Whiteplains Plantation Airpark. After he landed, he pulled the prop back into beta and did not use very much runway! He landed on runway 27 and I think he could have turned off at my ramp. Welcome to Chris Davis and his family from Athens, GA.
Photo by: Steve Sanderson Whiteplains Reporter
Above Photos by: Don Cook
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