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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

FAA Safety Briefing November - 2016

Dear FAA, Tell Me Why ... 
The November/December 2016 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on many of the questions the FAA commonly receives from the public, as well as how to interact more effectively with the agency. Areas of discussion include aviation rulemaking, airman rules and regulations, and pilot resources.
Feature Articles include:
  • What is the Federal Register- Why is it Important? PDF P.10
  • Out for Comments - Why does it Take So Long to Process a Rule? PDF P.12
  • What if the Rule Doesn't Fit? - Exemptions, Waivers, Deviations, and Authorizations  PDF P.14
  • Who's in Charge? - Logging Pilot in Command Time PDF P.16
  • Breaking Bad - What to Do When You See Someone Doing Something Wrong PDF P.20
  • Safety in Numbers - Understanding the Parameters for Small UAS Operations PDF P.24
  • Why Can't I Uber with my Airplane? - The Legalities of Ridesharing in the Skies PDF P.29
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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

TFR Alert

A NOTAM has been published (FDC 6/0808) that will affect flight in the area during President Obama's planned visit. 


On the FAYETTEVILLE VOR/DME (FAY) 340 degree radial at 8.4 nautical miles.
From the surface up to but not including 18,000 feet MSL.
2:15 PM local until 5:45 PM local Friday, November 4, 2016



On the FAYETTEVILLE VOR/DME (FAY) 332 degree radial at 13 nautical miles.
From the surface up to but not including 18,000 feet MSL.
2:15 PM local until 3:15 PM local Friday, November 4, 2016
4:45 PM local until 5:45 PM local Friday, November 4, 2016


On the FAYETTEVILLE VOR/DME (FAY) 350 degree radial at 5.2 nautical miles.
From the surface up to but not including 18,000 feet MSL.
2:30 PM local until 5:30 PM local Friday, November 4, 2016

Affected Public Use Airports

KFAY Fayetteville Rgnl/Grannis Field
5W4 P K Airpark
2GC Grays Creek
KHRJ Harnett Rgnl Jetport
KSOP Moore County
BQ1 Gilliam - Mc Connell Airfield
KMEB Laurinburg-Maxton
KCTZ Clinton-Sampson County
KTTA Raleigh Exec Jetport At Sanford-Lee County
KLBT Lumberton Rgnl 
No pilots may operate an aircraft in the areas covered by this NOTAM (except as described).
Except as specified below and/or unless authorized by ATC in consultation with the air traffic security coordinator via the domestic events network (DEN):
A. All aircraft operations within the 10 NMR area(s) listed above, known as the inner core(s), are prohibited except for: Approved law enforcement, military aircraft directly supporting the United States Secret Service (USSS) and the office of the President of the United States, approved air ambulance flights, and regularly scheduled commercial passenger and all-cargo carriers operating under one of the following TSA-Approved standard security programs/procedures: aircraft operator standard security program (AOSSP), full all-cargo aircraft operator standard security program (FACAOSSP), model security program (MSP), twelve five standard security program (TFSSP) all cargo, or all-cargo international security procedure (ACISP) and are arriving into and/or departing from 14 cfr part 139 airports. All emergency/life saving flight (medical/law enforcement/firefighting) operations must coordinate with ATC prior to their departure at 910-484-8012 to avoid potential delays.
B. For operations within the airspace between the 10 nmr and 32 nmr area(s) listed above, known as the outer ring(s): All aircraft operating within the outer ring(s) listed above are limited to aircraft arriving or departing local airfields, and workload permitting, ATC may authorize transit operations. Aircraft may not loiter. All aircraft must be on an active IFR or VFR flight plan with a discrete code assigned by an air traffic control (ATC) facility. Aircraft must be squawking the discrete code prior to departure and at all times while in the TFR and must remain in two-way radio communications with ATC.
C. The following operations are not authorized within this TFR: flight training, practice instrument approaches, aerobatic flight, glider operations, seaplane operations, parachute operations, ultralight, hang gliding, balloon operations, agriculture/crop dusting, animal population control flight operations, banner towing operations, sightseeing operations, maintenance test flights, model aircraft operations, model rocketry, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and utility and pipeline survey operations.
D. FAA recommends that all aircraft operators check notams frequently for possible changes to this TFR prior to operations within this region.
Click here to view FAA NOTAM FDC 6/0808 for Fayetteville, NC on Friday, November 4, 2016
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