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ALC-575: FAA Safety Briefing LIVE! - September / October 2019 Issue
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This presentation introduces and discusses content in the September/October 2019 issue of the FAA Safety Briefing magazine which focuses on emergencies in aviation and how we react to them.  Feature articles focus on the kind of events that can cause an emergency in flight and how we might prevent and react to them.  These topics include engine failures, the startle effect, smoke and fire, and balloons & power lines.

Feature articles include:

  • Keep Calm and Carry On! - On Staying Cool When Things Get Hot
  • Engine Failure! - Why, How to Prevent, What to Do
  • Why Do I Lockup in the Cockpit? - Overcoming the Startle Response
  • (Un)Holy Smoke - Nightmare of Smoke, Fire, and Deadly Gas
  • Dangerous Power of Power Lines - Avoiding Collisions and Close Encounters
  • When Minutes Count - Modern Helicopters Speed the “Golden Hour"

Additional articles include:

  • Aeromedical Advisory discussed flying after gastro-intestinal illness.
  • Condition Inspection explores the effect of smoke and fumes in the cockpit.
  • Jumpseat introduces this topic and explains the design changes.
  • Angle of Attack discusses keeping calm in an emergency situation.
  • Checklist reviews ABC, personal minimums, and passenger briefing checklists.
  • Postflight covers ways to strengthen your mental “pay attention” muscles.
  • Vertically Speaking covers the danger of VMC into IMC operations.
  • Nuts, Bolts, and Electrons offers a guide to hidden damage inspections.
  • Drone Debrief discusses the importance of maintaining control of UAS.

NOTE: While many of the ideas covered in the quiz are included in the presentation, you may need to download a copy of the magazine from: to complete this course.