March 2015

California Airports

FAA Safety Briefing

The March/April 2015 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on weather forces, sources, resources. Articles review some basic causes of weather activity, how certain conditions can affect pilot safety, and the tools you can use to aid your weather decision-making process.

Feature articles in this issue include:

· “Air Masses and Fronts – The Movers and Shakers of Weather” (p 8),

· “Cloud Dancing and Thunder Singing – Developing Strategies to Avoid Inadvertent Peril” (p 16),

· “I’ve Got Weather (…Now What Do I Do with It?)” (p. 26)

California Airports

Preflight those electrons

There are so many items that need attention before we fly – airplane condition, weather conditions and our own health conditions, just to name a few. But, now we have an entirely new group of items to check due to our fascination with all things electronic. And, all of the electronics that we take with us need our attention too.

Here are some things that need to be done before the electronics go into the flight bag:

  • Make sure you know how to use it. (Well, duh?) 4,000 feet and 100 knots is no time to try to figure out the buttons. (I often take a new portable device with me in the car. When my wife drives, I am navigating to some airport.)
Airport Activities (Restricted)

Preflight those electrons

Notice Number: NOTC5875

There are so many items that need attention before we fly – airplane condition, weather conditions and our own health conditions, just to name a few. But, now we have an entirely new group of items to check due to our fascination with all things electronic. And, all of the electronics that we take with us need our attention too.

Here are some things that need to be done before the electronics go into the flight bag: