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FAAST Blast —GA Winter Prep Workshop Oct 26, Expediting Medical Certification, A Personal Journey to Piloting

FAAST Blast — Week of October 16-22, 2023
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update
 

Join Us for a GA Pilot Winter Prep Workshop

The FAA invites GA pilots to join a live workshop from 2-4 pm EDT on Oct. 26 to help prepare for winter weather and how to operate safely in changing weather conditions. The event will cover tips for preflight, en route, and post-flight actions as well as other helpful information for pilots as we head into the cooler months. Panelists will include GA industry reps, pilots, air traffic controllers, meteorologists, and other safety experts.

Those who participate using the Zoom link are eligible to receive 1.5 WINGS credits. All others are encouraged to use the YouTube livestream link to attend.

Pilot Minute Video Describes Accelerated Way to Send Medical Documents

Is there a way to reduce the wait time for your medical application review? In a recent episode of the Pilot Minute video series, Federal Air Surgeon Dr. Susan Northrup explains how AMEs can expedite medical certification by using the AMCS documents upload feature during and after an exam. Uploaded documents are routed directly to an examiner’s inbox, allowing the FAA to review the application more efficiently.

See this and past videos here: youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5vHkqHi51DQvRjGJo1SuXyZpKl5HbzOI

Profile of Persistence

Many things in life worth having do not come easy, including the path to pilothood. There are numerous opportunities for challenges and frustrations along the way that could deter you from achieving your goal. But if you’re able to remain committed, confident, and open to change, you can overcome those obstacles and earn your wings. Read about one pilot’s trying journey to obtaining a pilot certificate in “Profile of Persistence: A Personal Journey to Piloting” at https://medium.com/faa/profile-of-persistence-44d314a300b in the Sep/Oct 2023 issue of FAA Safety Briefing.

See the entire Aspiring Aviators-themed issue at www.faa.gov/safety_briefing.

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