FAAST Blast — Week of Jan. 23 – Jan. 29, 2012
FAA Safety Briefing News Update
Super Bowl TFR Info
With another exciting matchup between Super Bowl XLII contenders Brady and Manning just days away, those with plans for a flight in and around Central Indiana between January 30 and February 6 will want to review all Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) in place for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. Special security provisions, including, but not limited to, temporary flight restrictions (TFR) and two-way communication and discrete transponder requirements, will be in place to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays. The TFR will be in effect between February 5 and 6; however, pilots can expect heavy demand and traffic management initiatives as early as January 30.
TFR information is normally disseminated by FDC NOTAM three to five days prior to the event. Once published, text and graphic depictions of restrictions may be found on www.tfr.faa.gov/. It is important to note that three airports that are typically uncontrolled (KTYQ, KMQJ, and KEYE) will be serviced by temporary air traffic control towers from February 1 - 6. Specific procedures may be revised so be sure check NOTAMS frequently to verify you have the most current information. To see the official FAA Super Bowl NOTAM, go to: www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/notices/2012-01-12/SP11035.cfm
Global Gathering for Rotorcraft Professionals
For four days in February, anyone who’s anyone in the rotorcraft industry will be turning their attention to Dallas, Texas, for Heli-Expo 2012. Known as the largest tradeshow dedicated to the international helicopter community, Heli-Expo looks to attract more than 18,000 industry professionals from more than 100 countries at the Dallas Convention Center. Among the event’s scheduled activities include workshops, technical briefings, safety seminars, and a job fair. Among the 600 exhibitors expected this year will be the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam), so be sure to stop by and say hello.
For more information on this event, see: www.rotor.com/heliexpo.
Announcing the First Release of FAA Mobile!
FAA Mobile is an easy-to-use mobile website that provides quick access to popular FAA.gov tasks for aviation
enthusiasts on-the-go. You can look up N-numbers, find Advisory Circulars, browse airport delays, and more. You can find FAA Mobile at
Flying and Football?
Wondering what flying has in common with football? To find out, be sure to check out page 16 of the January/February issue of FAA Safety Briefing at www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/.
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