20 Episode results for "FAA"

Critical Airport Applications

Innovation Now

01:30 min | 7 months ago

Critical Airport Applications

"Unmanned aircraft systems could soon be used to provide real time data from unique vantage points at an airport near you. This is innovation now. The faa is researching ways to use unmanned aircraft and the equipment to control them remotely for a number of critical airport applications. You s. could be used to improve perimeter fence inspections and security at airfields effectively examining areas. That are difficult to reach by foot or in ground vehicles. Airport managers could monitor wildlife activity on or near an airport. Firefighters could use live video captured from a us to make more informed decisions about evacuation deployment of equipment and position of personnel. When attacking a fire faa researchers are assessing you a sensors and cameras to increase efficiency and reduce runway closure times or identify signs of aging and distress unmanned aircraft systems could provide real time data at heights distances and angles never before possible and the faa will play a vital role in determining how to safely use these systems at airports nationwide for innovation. Now i'm jennifer. Pulley is produced by the national institute of aerospace through collaboration with nasa and is distributed by w hr v.

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Get the Lead Out

Innovation Now

01:30 min | 1 year ago

Get the Lead Out

"FAA researchers are working to get the lead out of the gasoline used by general aviation planes. This Z's innovation now bringing you stories behind the ideas that shave our future. Approximately one hundred sixty seven thousand general aviation aircraft in the operation still use a low lead gasoline. The only remaining fuel used in the United States today that contains lead but researchers at the FAA labs are dedicated to removing the harmful. Lead from this fuel piston engines. The most common type in small general aviation planes uh-huh rely on the edition of lead to create the high octane. Gasoline needed to safely fly. The search is on for fuels that will have the least impact on the general aviation fleet and aircraft manufacturers while providing equivalent performance levels as the existing fuel FAA researchers researchers are currently conducting tests to gain a better understanding of the chemical composition and performance of fuels and the work done at these state of the art. Labs avs will support the development of cleaner greener fuels that are not only more efficient but safer for the world in which we fly for innovation now. Now I'm Jennifer Poli. Innovation now is produced by the National Institute of Aerospace through with Nessa.

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Human Centered Design

Innovation Now

01:30 min | 1 year ago

Human Centered Design

"As modernization of the national airspace occurs operators will be exposed to new procedures and new technologies so FAA are working today to determine what effects these changes might have on user performance in the future. This is innovation now bringing you stories behind the ideas that shave our future before implementing new procedures or embracing new technologies. Faa researchers want to understand the human factors related to these changes. Researchers may look at different technologies air. Traffic controllers could be using in the next five years or managers in the field may suggest new operating procedures. As data communications change from primarily voice to text prototypes of technologies can be built in the lab and actually operated by the people who will be using them. Procedures can be tested and evaluated in lab simulations with end users researchers can use tools to objectively measure user reactions. The data can be studied to determine how well people adapt to the changes by anticipating questions before changes are made and evaluating human responses to these changes. Faa researchers are effectively preparing for the future for innovation. Now I'm Jennifer. Police innovation now is produced by the National Institute of Aerospace through with NASA.

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Airborne AI

Innovation Now

01:30 min | 10 months ago

Airborne AI

"If properly designed and tested aircraft can benefit from artificial intelligence by adding features that support the pilot crew and passengers. Innovation now. Artificial intelligence refers to computer programs that imitate human like behavior. These programs can problem solve and make changes in response to the information they've been exposed to essentially learning from their environment air traffic and communication systems on the ground may be enhanced by artificial intelligence. Navigation plans could be quickly modified to avoid turbulence or risky flightpaths as new information is collected and analyzed. So FAA researchers are collaborating with AI developers to identify non safety critical applications that by design have little risk and may lower the cost of air travel for the flying public and as new applications for artificial intelligence are proposed FAA scientists and engineers will work with the aviation community to develop guidelines that will ensure the safe integration of these technologies in airborne systems. For Innovation now, I'm Jennifer. Paulie. Innovation now is produced by the National Institute of Aerospace Through Collaboration with NASA and is distributed by w? HR V.?

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Get the Lead Out

Innovation Now

01:30 min | 1 year ago

Get the Lead Out

"Faa researchers are working to get the lead out of the gasoline used by general aviation planes. This is innovation now bringing you stories behind the ideas that shave our future. Approximately one hundred sixty seven thousand general aviation aircraft in operation still use a low lead gasoline. The only remaining fuel used in the United States today that contains lead but researchers at FAA labs are dedicated to removing the harmful lead from this fuel piston engines. The most common type in small general aviation planes rely on the addition of lead to create the high octane. Gasoline needed to safely fly. The search is on for fuels that will have the least impact on the general aviation fleet and aircraft manufacturers while providing equivalent performance levels as the existing fuel. Faa researchers are currently conducting tests to gain a better understanding of the chemical composition and performance of fuels and the work done at these state of the art. Labs will support the development of cleaner greener fuels. That are not only more efficient but safer for the world in which we fly for innovation. Now I'm Jennifer. Pulley innovation now is produced by the National Institute of Aerospace through with Nessa.

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Recognizing Signs

Innovation Now

01:30 min | 2 months ago

Recognizing Signs

"Have you ever noticed the lighting or markings on an airport runway or read the sign. Which as you taxi from the terminal. This visual guidance is critical for safety. This is innovation now bringing you stories behind the ideas that shave our future. The faa is a leader in the development of new visual guidance systems. That make our airports safer ground. Markings lighting and runway sign edge. Help pilots know where they are at all times so. Faa researchers are conducting tests to determine how long the paint on runway surfaces will last under different weather conditions how reflective the paint is particularly at night sign is being evaluated for a business researchers look at what color lettering should be. How big the letters are and how pilots perceived size and shape of the science. The faa is conducting numerous research projects to aid in the transition from incandescent lighting to led lights at airports across the nation. As new visual guidance systems are proposed faa researchers will continue to work behind the scenes to ensure that pilots and ground vehicles can maneuver safely on any airfield for innovation. Now i'm jennifer. Poet innovation now is produced by the national institute of aerospace through collaboration with nasa.

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Whiskey Quickie: Maker's Mark FAE-01

Bourbon Pursuit

03:34 min | Last month

Whiskey Quickie: Maker's Mark FAE-01

"Barrel craft spirits sources different spirits and barrels from all over the world to create a one of a kind tasting experience. find out more at barrel. Bourbon dot com Welcome everybody to was key. Quickey into day. We're looking at maker's mark and another release of their would finishing series so this one is dubbed f. a. e. zero one at a two thousand twenty one limited release. Now what's unique about. This one is that it uses ten american virgin oak staves that were seared on one side and then left her on the other end to amplify some of their signature flavors of fruit and oak and stuff like that they get in there. Now this is going to have one hundred ten point six proof sixty dollar price point and of course not h dated. Because it's makers so rawls dave's it's like. Do you want the medium rare stave or kidding. That's what i'm more meeting burner. Calm person. I think staves. I'm like a well done. I don't put it just don't put in plain wooden there. Yeah yeah all right enough about our bad. The letters made today's anything. I don't know i don't know i just. Rc is there's faa easier one and there's gonna be at the zero two that'd be coming out later this this year. So i'll phileas. This one has ten american or sorry. Ten virgin toasted american oak stays. Are i got for you. Perfect go ahead. And we'll dive on the nose. I really really love what makers does with this particular line. Yeah there's like some toasted almond like a like a vanilla kind of thing reminds me. I was frothy some almond milk this morning for my day and it's reminds me of that great story. The barista brand does smell good though. Yeah it was almost kind of like a coffee. Do all right on the on the tastier while very coffee like like a dark roast yet. Dr grows with some like the the. What's the cream you know you get the gosh. I'm drawing a blank. But it's you get into the raisch. Yeah it's almost like a mascarpone cream in there. I don't even know if these. I'm not french. So it's good green in here. I was about to say you know you've got a lot of a hoity toity kind of like coffee things going on over here. I can't compete. Because i don't really drink coffee too much but i wanna taste. This tastes like coughing. Yeah it's a baristas like desert here. It's it's really good. It's almost like you'd be like an after dinner you know. Would you like to cup of coffee after dinner like no. I'll just take a make smart. Would finishing zero one. If you those rare stays all right. I'll knows we're here thumbs up. I really like the taste thumbs up. I really liked it all right. We're we're going on finished here. Thumbs up. I mean i liked it there. There's a nice buys at the end but those coffee notes linger and it's sweet sugary coffee. And gosh i love it all right. Here we go tweet tweets or coffee. You know where to go. Everybody see next time.

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Never Before Possible

Innovation Now

01:30 min | 1 year ago

Never Before Possible

"Unmanned aircraft systems could soon be used to provide real time data from unique vantage points at an airport near you. This is innovation now. The FAA is researching ways to use unmanned aircraft and the equipment to control them remotely for a number of critical airport applications you, a s could be used to improve perimeter fence, inspections and security at airfields, effectively examining areas that are difficult to reach by foot or in ground vehicles, airport managers could monitor wildlife activity on or near an airport. Firefighters could use. Use Live video captured from a US to make more informed decisions about evacuation deployment of equipment and position of personnel when attacking a fire, FAA researchers are assessing you a sensors and cameras to increase efficiency and reduce runway closure, times or identify signs of aging and distress. Unmanned aircraft systems could provide real time data at heights, distances and angles, never before possible, and the FAA will play a vital role in determining how to safely use these systems at airports nationwide for innovation. Now I'm Jennifer pulley. Now is produced by the National Institute of Aerospace Through Collaboration with NASA and is distributed by w HR V..

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Critical for Safety

Innovation Now

01:30 min | 1 year ago

Critical for Safety

"Have you ever noticed the lighting or markings on an airport runway or read the switch as you taxi from the terminal? This visual guidance is critical for safety. This is innovation now bringing you stories behind the ideas that shave our future. The FAA is a leader in the development of new visual guidance systems. That make our airports safer ground. Markings lighting and runway sign age. Help pilots know where they are at all times so? Faa researchers are conducting tests to determine how long the paint on runway surfaces will last under different weather conditions how reflective the paint is particularly at night sign is being evaluated for a business researchers look at what color lettering should be. How big the letters are and how pilots perceived size and shape of the science the FAA is conducting numerous research projects to aid in the transition from incandescent lighting to led lights at airports across the nation as new visual guidance systems are proposed FAA researchers will continue to work behind the scenes to ensure that pilots and ground vehicles can maneuver safely on any airfield for innovation. Now I'm Jennifer. Poet innovation now is produced by the National Institute of Aerospace through ration- with NASA.

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Visual Guidance

Innovation Now

01:30 min | 1 year ago

Visual Guidance

"Have you ever noticed the lighting or markings on an airport runway or read the sign? Which as you taxi from the Terminal. This visual guidance is critical for safety. This is innovation now bringing you stories behind the ideas that shave our future. The FAA is a leader in the development of new visual guidance systems. That make our airports safer ground. Markings lighting and runway sign edge. Help pilots know where they are at all times so? Faa researchers are conducting tests to determine how long the paint on runway surfaces will last under different weather conditions how reflective the paint is particularly at night sign is being evaluated for affective nece researchers look at what color lettering should be how big the letters are and how pilots perceived size and shape of the science the FAA is conducting numerous research projects to aid in the transition from incandescent lighting to led lights at airports across the nation as new visual guidance systems are proposed FAA researchers will continue to work behind the scenes to ensure that pilots and ground vehicles can maneuver safely on any airfield for innovation. Now I'm Jennifer. Poet innovation now is produced by the National Institute of Aerospace Through collaboration with NASA.

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AI in the Sky

Innovation Now

01:30 min | 1 year ago

AI in the Sky

"If properly designed and tested aircraft can benefit from our intelligence by adding features that support the pilot crew and passengers innovation now. Artificial intelligence refers to computer programs that imitate human like behavior. These programs can problem solve and make changes in response to the information. They've been exposed to essentially learning from their environment. Air Traffic and communication systems on the ground may be enhanced by artificial intelligence navigation. Plans could be quickly modified to avoid turbulence or risky flightpaths as new information is collected and analyzed so FAA researchers are collaborating with AI developers to identify non safety critical applications that by design have little risk and may lower the cost of air travel for the flying public and as new applications for artificial intelligence are proposed. Faa scientists and engineers will work with the aviation community to develop guidelines that will ensure the safe integration of these technologies in airborne systems for innovation. Now I'm Jennifer Paulie innovation now is produced by the National Institute of Aerospace Through collaboration with NASA and is distributed by w HR V.

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Removing the Lead

Innovation Now

01:30 min | 4 months ago

Removing the Lead

"Faa researchers are working to get the led out of the gasoline used by general aviation planes. This is innovation now bringing you stories behind the ideas that shave our future. Approximately one hundred sixty seven thousand general aviation aircraft in operation still use a low lead gasoline. The only remaining fuel used in the united states today that contains lead but researchers at faa labs are dedicated to removing the harmful lead from this fuel piston engines. The most common type in small general aviation planes rely on the addition of lead to create the high octane. gasoline needed to safely fly. The search is on for fuels that will have the least impact on the general aviation fleet and aircraft manufacturers while providing equivalent performance levels as the existing fuel. Faa researchers are currently conducting tests to gain a better understanding of the chemical composition and performance of fuels and the work done at these state of the art. Labs will support the development of cleaner greener fuels. That are not only more efficient but safer for the world in which we fly for innovation. Now i'm jennifer. Pulley innovation now is produced by the national institute of aerospace through with nessa.

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How to Use the FAA Computer Testing Supplement for the Part 107 Exam

Discover Drones

12:26 min | 11 months ago

How to Use the FAA Computer Testing Supplement for the Part 107 Exam

"Discovered drones is your go to resource for learning about drones, drones in business, emerging drone, technology and drones in stem education I am Dr, Heather Monte and FAA certificates. Flight Instructor Commercial Pilot Remote Pilot Dedicated Sam educator join us as we discover more about drone, safety, urban air, mobility, business and education. Let's get started. Low and welcome back to the discover drones podcast I'm Heather Monte your host for this podcast this episode. Of the PODCAST, and if you haven't checked out episodes, three and four yet I will explain to you what we're doing here between episodes three and eight when I'm doing I'm sharing some information that is in my understanding airspace, and via far sectional charts for a pilots course, and you can find that course at www dot fly electric monarch dot com slash courses I will link to that in the show notes. But what I'm doing is I'm sharing with you in these six episodes? If Free EP preview or pre free snippets of what you will get in the car, so this is a video based course so what I've done is I've pulled the audio out of the video to give to you here in this podcast. If, you would like to actually see the actual video. That's in the course. Sometimes it does help to see the video just because. The going through all the different documents and knowing what you knowing what you're looking at with charts and. All the different things that you have to be able to see. You can go watch the videos two so I'm giving you the videos for free as well so you can check those out. I've got the link to the show notes. That will bring you right to the website. Where I've got the podcast and then I've got the actual video that is in the core. See you can check it out, see. It's something that you like and then also learn a little bit so in this episode. We're going to talk about how to use the FAA computer testing supplement. Before we get into the episode I wanted to. Remind you that you can check out other great episodes of the discovered podcast at discover drones, podcast dot, com. How to use the FAA computer testing supplement for the part one. Oh, seven exam! The. FAA publishes its computer testing supplements right on its website. So what these are is a supplement that you're gonNA. Get when you take your part one. Oh seven exam, and it's going to give you all the figures, diagrams and charts and everything that your questions on the exam. Going to refer to so you'll get a question. That will say you Joe. Choose this. Choose that. That XYZ bubble. Aw, see, figure, three dot eight. Okay, and when it says see figure three that day. That means you need to go on, refer to this computer testing supplement where you go and take the test. They will provide that supplements for you. It's generally going to be a printed like workbook style. That's going to be all kind of bent up and tattered. It is not allowable to right in there, so there shouldn't be any braiding or scratch, marks or anything like that in there, but it may be just a little wear and tear just from from use. What I wanted to do, though is show you how you can take a look at that computer testing supplement before you go, take your exam, so you know exactly what you're going to see. So, if you just Google FAA, computer testing supplements brings you right to the spot on the FAA's website that has all the publications for all its airman airman knowledge tests, so it's got everything from private pilot to airline transport pilot on and everything in between all right, so when I'm going to do is I'm going to scroll down here to under pilots and instructors, and then I'm going to look at just one. It is that I am looking for. For so this first one here says aaronow testing supplement for commercial pilot note, that's not what we're doing here. Airman Knowledge Testing Supplement for sport pilot, recreational pilot, remote pilot and private pilot, so that is the one we are looking for, because we are practicing in studying for our remote pilot part one. Oh, seven exam, so this is published as of June two thousand, eighteen effective June eleventh, two thousand eighteen someone got in. Just click on that to download. And it's a little bit of a file. It's a you can purchase a printed copy of the book on Amazon. It's free on the F. as website, but if you WANNA printed copy of it, you can purchase one Amazon. Don't make the mistake I did. I wasn't paying attention, and I bought a copy that was actually printed in black and white, and all the color coding and everything doesn't come through, and that's part of reading a chart. When you're looking at the if our sectionals you need to know. Magenta is this blue? Is this gray I? You need to be able to discern the different colors on a chart, so don't get a might want I made that mistake ended up returning it, so this is the charts supplement I'm sorry, the testing supplement that you will get you. Don't bring those with you to the exam. The testing center will give this to you I'm. It's going to be printed up for you and so I'm going to just scroll down. Down here it's got the title page preface all the stuff, and then it's got the table of contents, so you can see here. We've got different appendices that it's going to. Your exam is GonNa, refer to some of these now. You have to remember this testing supplement. Their computer. Supplement is used for four different exams, so we've got the private pilot you've got. The remote pilot got recreational pilot and you've got sport pilots, so there's a lot more in here than. Than, what's actually going to be on your exam? So don't freak out about that. What I want you to look at are the different charts that are going to be on the exam, so you can go through here and you can find the charts and just get just get comfortable with taking a look at them. Look at right here. You're looking at a chart on the exam in. You can't remember what a symbol means. Then he just come to this page. Page right here. Legend one legend one is the legend of your via far sectional charts. Got All your symbols on their everything you need to know is right here so one thing that the FAA really wants to make sure that you know where to go to find information so that you can be safe and legal, and you can operate you're you're drawn as a responsible pilot, and so they give you all the information. It's all right here same with the. Chart Supplement, this is very you know a great layout of chart supplement. If you can't remember, come back here. Look at the legend. It tells you exactly what everything is again. The FAA just wants to know the you know how you can be resourceful and you can find this information. So I'M GONNA. Keep scrolling down here until we find a chart. So pex twos got a few different charts that. May. You may have test questions on on your part, one seven exam, and so you can just come down here and take a look at them. You can look at the airports. We've got sandpoint port. We've got via far up. Sorry a Class E transition area on our of our sectional. Looks like we've got another airport over here. We've got some another class E. Transition. And then we're drop down to the surface over here. Post falls you WANNA look around at all these different. Things that you see on the charts here and see if there's something that you just you're like Oh. Gosh, I. Don't know what that is. Go look it up. Just become familiar with this. Before you go, take the test. This is what's going to be on your test. Look right here. We've got the lines of latitude and longitude. You'RE GONNA need to be able to read that on the sectional chart. You're also GONNA need to be able to look at the different elevations on your chart right here. It's giving you some color coding so that based on the color of the surface on your chart you can tell what is the allocation of the ground above sea level. We can scroll down here. To the next chart you can see. A lot more information on this stuff that we have talked about in the past. We've got some different airports here. You've got a lot of different information. You've got the Latte lines of latitude and longitude. We've got some Class C airspace. Here's some class. Charlie airspace looks like we might have some sort of like restricted restricted areas here on Mojo, maybe over here. So I can see all that different stuff. Look right here. We've got some obstacles in that airspace. You WanNa. Know what else to those obstacles at what are the above ground level? What are they at mean, sea level? Look, we've got more. Over here, you WANNA be able to identify those okay. Scroll down to the next, one. This one sideways and I can't turn the screen while recording the video here, but. Same thing you're going to want to just get familiar with all of the different things that are on here. Understand what that number means right there understand what this circle Armenians right there. If there's something that comes up that you don't know, go look at the legend in this case on the computer testing supplement. The Legend is at the very beginning of the book. Okay, whereas if you're looking at a printed chart supplement, it would be in the margins of the of the Chart Right Let's go down to the next one here, look. We've got some busy class. Bravo airspace here and so you want to take a look at all of the different the different airspace, so see how there's these red numbers right here. One two six, five, four seven, etc. those aren't normally printed on a if our chart, but those are is. You might be asked a question that will see to you. It'll say referred to figure twenty five. Point one. And so that knows you know then to direct your eyes to that spot on the on this page, so it's probably going to ask you a question about something in this general area if it refers you to spot eight. You'RE GONNA direct. Your is over here and it's going to ask you something a question about something in this particular. Here so again it look it for all the different obstacles, the airports, all the different transitions of the airspace just become very comfortable with what it is that you're seeing what it is that you're that you're reading here now. We've got a little bit more rural area as opposed to the Class B on the previous page. We've got some restricted airspace here. You're going to want to understand that you're GONNA WANNA. Understand these transition areas again. We got the red dots. That's just to help you. while. You're taking the test. It will direct you to that area. Those aren't normally printed on the exam or on the charts, so you WanNa? Make sure again. All these different things that are that are coming up Get familiar with those so that when you are taking the test on the first day when you're taking the tests on test day. That is not the first day that you've actually seen these charts. You'll. You'll be familiar with them. You'll see them. It will be sort of a sense of relief because you're like. Oh, I've seen this before. I'm comfortable with this I know what this is, so go ahead. Download the computer testing supplement. If you WANNA purchase it, go ahead like I said just make sure you're purchasing collar copy versus a black and white copy read through it have any questions go ahead and posted in our facebook. have. You been thinking about buying a new drone to use in your small business, or maybe you've been interested in getting started. Find Drones as a business. If you're in the United States and are interested in flying drones commercially, he'll need to pass the part one. Oh, SEVEN REMOTE PILOT EXAM! I've prepared a free FAA part. One seven study guide to help you learn what you need to study to pass the FAA part. One seven exam head over to fly electric monarch DOT COM SLASH FAA part one. Oh, seven test prep to pick up your free download today. The. Link is also in the show notes of today's episode.

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Night Vision Goggles

Innovation Now

01:30 min | 1 year ago

Night Vision Goggles

"The FAA researchers are working on improvements to night vision goggles technology to enhance helicopter safety. This is innovation now bringing you stories behind the ideas that shave our future night vision. Goggles are designed to provide pilots with the ability to see clearly at night. They work by amplifying natural light to highlight features such as buildings or terrain in the outside environment. A large number of helicopter ambulance law enforcement and search and rescue operators utilize night vision goggles to reduce flying risks but pilots using night vision. Goggles are unable to see certain lights that are visible with the naked eye when airports used in Camdessus lighting heating elements inside. The bulbs were visible today. Airports use light emitting diodes or led lighting systems. Some of these cooler lights are not visible with current night vision. Goggle technology creating safety issues for helicopter pilots so FAA researchers are evaluating new technologies. That could be used with the goggles to enhance visibility. The results of the research will be a guiding light for FAA recommendations regarding the next generation of night vision goggle systems for innovation. Now I'm Jennifer. Pulley innovation now is produced by the National Institute of Aerospace Through collaboration with NASA.

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RFT 501: Airline Passenger Weights

Ready For Takeoff - Turn Your Aviation Passion Into A Career

07:12 min | 3 weeks ago

RFT 501: Airline Passenger Weights

"This is the ready for takeoff podcast episode. Five zero one. Today we're going to talk about airline passenger weights. Today's podcast is brought to you by ham fist. Over the trail. The first in the hanff is novel series. It's thousand nine hundred sixty nine hamilton ham fist. Hancock always wanted to fly. Jets the war in vietnam needs him pretty bad but in propeller-driven plane over the hawk human trail as a forward air controller. The high casualty rate of facts also means it's just a matter of time before his numbers up might as well hang it allow at least until he meets the love of his life during arnuhar now all he has to do is make it through his combat tour without getting shot down again half Over the trail now available as an audio book is based on my own personal experiences during my first tour in vietnam it's available now at audible for twelve ninety nine or you can get your free copy right now at free ham fist dot com audible has a free trial of the service. You can cancel anytime. And if you don't like it you still get to keep that audio so you may have noticed in the news just week that the airlines some airlines are going to start weighing passengers. This is gonna be real popular. They're talking about it being on a random basis and it's totally optional. Let's see how long that lasts. basically. I suppose they're going to ask passengers to step on a scale. That really doesn't do very much unless they are holding their carry on luggage at the same time on the web. Page for this podcast. I have the chart. That is the current. Faa passenger wait so the the average adult passenger weight in the summer for a male is two hundred pounds and for a female. It's one hundred seventy nine pounds and then in the winter they add five pounds to that because of your winter clothing now that's supposedly includes sixteen pounds of hand carried luggage nano. If you've watched people put their hand carried luggage and the overhead compartments but they way more than sixteen pounds because they're lifting it with two hands and sometimes they're having a hard time and i know that one hundred ninety pounds hundred one hundred pounds is very very very very kind number for them to assign since seventy percent of the population is now overweight or obese. And you know that's up from sixty five percent ten years ago if you are interested in taking care of the pandemic pounds about fifty episodes ago episode four fifty three i talk about what has worked for me and it still works i. I waited in this morning at one hundred sixty pounds so it works for me. Your mileage may vary but You know when you put a couple hundred people on an airplane and you have under estimated their weight by twenty thirty pounds per person that really can have a significant effect on performance of the airplane so wanted us mentioned that there was a crash of air miss air midwest flight fifty four eighty one. It was a beach. Nineteen hundred which is a small airplane airliner but a small and it had like nineteen passengers and they were using in calculating the weight and balance they were using old numbers they were not using that hundred ninety pounds or whatever it is on at the time for the correct wait for male and female passengers plus their carry on luggage. They underestimated the weight of each of those nineteen passengers. And in addition the elevator was improperly rigged but the plane flew in just fine from the previous the previous flight. So it was not the it was not the improperly rigged elevator. They did it it was the improperly loaded aircraft. The airplane was more than five hundred pounds over the maximum takeoff weight when they took off and most of that was in the back and after takeoff the airplane pitched up and the crew was not able to control the pitch of the aircraft because of the improperly rigged elevator and more importantly the improper weight and balance calculations and loading on the airplane and the airplane crashed in everyone was killed. So it's really important and for years i have been saying that. The weights of the estimated weights of the passengers are wrong. And when i'd be flying a triple seven three hundred passengers on board. That really could make a big difference. So you know we always say that we we put in the zero fuel weight and the onboard computer. But that is simply a wild. W aj a wild guess. And it's not even close to actually correct. So i want you to think about that as a crew member trying to get passenger weights. Correct if you're flying went thirty five operation for example you have a lot more control over what goes into the calculation for your weight and balance and if you're flying an airliner because load planning department takes care of that but i want you to look around next time you go to the airport. There are a lot of people that have put on weight over the past year when they're at home watching tv and not able to get out and do anything. So there are pandemic pounds on everyone now and. I suspect that they're going to come out. The faa is going to come out with some new numbers shortly to reflect what is more closely related to how much people plus their hand carried luggage ways. But right now there are some airlines that are going to be occasionally asking passengers step on the scale and chances are they're going to be a lot of people who say not only no but hell no and if they don't have them step on the scale with their hand carry luggage. It does no good whatsoever. So that's my thoughts on the subject. Obviously if somebody who knows more about it than i do Tells you something different. You have to weigh that into consideration also. Thanks again for listening. Subscribe now to the ready for take-off podcast on itunes or stitcher radio and rate us in poster review on the items to work for show notes resources and more head over to ready for take-off podcasts dot com.

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Seeing Clearly at Night

Innovation Now

01:30 min | 3 months ago

Seeing Clearly at Night

"Faa researchers are working on improvements to night vision goggles technology to enhance helicopter safety. This is innovation now bringing you stories behind the ideas that shave our future night vision goggles to provide pilots with the ability to see clearly at night. They work by amplifying natural light to highlight features such as buildings or terrain in the outside environment. A large number of helicopter ambulance law enforcement and search and rescue operators utilize night vision goggles to reduce flying risks but pilots using night vision. Goggles are unable to see certain lights that are visible with the naked eye when airports used in camdessus lighting heating elements inside. The bulbs were visible today. Airports use light emitting diodes or led lighting systems. Some of these cooler lights are not visible with current night vision. Goggles technology creating safety issues for helicopter pilots so faa researchers are evaluating new technologies. That could be used with the goggles to enhance visibility. The results of the research will be a guiding light for faa recommendations regarding the next generation of night vision goggles systems for innovation. Now i'm jennifer. Pulley innovation now is produced by the national institute of aerospace through collaboration with nasa.

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FAA Administrator Steve Dickson Talks Pilot-to-Pilot with @PlaneGirl

The Air Up There

17:24 min | Last month

FAA Administrator Steve Dickson Talks Pilot-to-Pilot with @PlaneGirl

"You're listening to the arab there. A podcast about the wide world of aviation and aerospace. I'm dominika bro. I'm going to share a number with you. That's kind of shocking. The faa estimates that there are six hundred and sixty four thousand five hundred sixty five pilots that hold active airmen certificates as of december thirty first twenty nineteen of that number an estimated fifty two thousand seven hundred and forty or women. That's just shy. Eight percent eight pretty shocking. And it's clear that there's a lot of work to be done to bring greater gender equity to the field but among that eight percent. There are a number of bright spots recently. Faa administrator steve. Dixon had an awesome conversation with stevie trees. Berg a twenty two year old pilot. Who's using social media to break down some of those barriers in this interview. You'll hear stevie talk about aviation safety with passion and in detail. The software engineer spends much of her free time flying her nineteen fifty. Two beechcraft bonanza and sharing her flights with her more than one million social media followers. She goes by plane girl on tiktok and bay flight on instagram. Let's hear that interview is davis right to see you and thank you for joining us here. You share a little bit about what inspired your interest in aviation and also did you have a mentor inspired. You want your learning how to fly. Absolutely i'm thank you for having me first of all And my story is definitely not your conventional story these days. I don't think of how i got into aviation by. Every story is unique so yours mine. I as a kid really had no family. History aviation didn't know anybody who is a pilot in also really had no exposure to aviation at all. I was actually afraid of flying as a kid. Because i had ear issues. That made it very painful. When i was very young so for years. I refused to even go on an airplane so i was not anywhere nearby. Airplanes airports pilots. Anything like that then. One day in high school. I think it was my sophomore or junior year. I was rolling around on instagram. Like a girl in software or junior year of high school would do. And i was on my instagram explore. Page and i saw a picture of a friend of a friend of a friend posing with a airplane. I think it was a serious looking back. And i think i did a double take because one i did not realize that small planes existed at all. I don't know how thought pilots trained but it definitely was not like that. And i also had no idea that you could just go up and fly for fun. I thought pilots trained to do a job and that was it. And i really didn't even know that much about that side of things either. So that really stuck with me. That picture and i ended up scrolling through this guy's page a little bit more and just seeing all of his adventures that he had gone on in this airplane around the same time i had to start going on commercial flights or college visits and school trips and every time i was on an airplane out of the window in think wow i wish i was flying so i was pretty dead set on going to engineering school so i ended up going to university of michigan for computer science engineering but the thought of flying was always in the back of my head just flying for fun. I never really considered it as a career. Until i've started but it was always in the back of my head is something maybe i would do one summer or just during school and one summer i was fortunate enough to get an internship in the ann arbor area so i had the money to go ahead and do my private flight training so i googled arbor flight schools. I picked the one with the best website. And i texted my mom that i was going to go on a flight lesson. And she said be safe and the rest is history right. You know the we actually share a con background in some ways. I was engineering students. While and of course flying has been a part of my being for decades now. And i think one of the things. That's really cool is to be have career that involved doing something that you really enjoy. That's passion What is lying actually mean to you so flying is two main things to me. I think one it is just an opportunity to always be learning. I did all of my ratings quite quickly. I went zero to see a fi in about two years. So i started flying in june of twenty eighteen. I got my see a fi in january. Twenty twenty four coronavirus But you're learning never stops. There are endless opportunities to try new things. Do new things in aviation. And i think that's what makes it so exciting is. I'm you know. I'm thinking about getting my multi-engine here a few months. I've always dreamed of doing my seat. Plane flying multi agency plays trying different careers in aviation and you can really learn something for every single flight that you go on. Which i think is so incredible. There's not many fields where that exists in nature and the other thing that is so important to me about aviation is the community. I am not found anywhere another community that is just so supportive and large really into share such a strong passion for one thing as the aviation community. Everybody that i have met. I mean i've met like my best friends through aviation. I've met so many mentors and people who just everybody wants to see you succeed which i think is really special those great. Yeah lifelong learning. And you believe that community. I think is really cool. Sang about flying. What advice do you have for. Anyone wants to get involved in aviation special young women. I think the hardest thing is definitely getting started were anybody. It's getting past that hurdle that standing in your way in my case and i think for many young women out there that hurdle is really not knowing about aviation at all. I never had like a hatred for you. Know the job of aviation. I never was told. No you can't do this. I just didn't know about it. And so in terms of getting more women interested in aviation. I think that's the biggest hurdle that stands in our way is actually like exposing them at a young age to this industry. Another thing that i would say especially coming from a background of no family history. Don't be intimidated. If you show up on the first day and everything sounds like a different language to you. I remember vividly asking my flight instructor. What's stood for on. Probably the third or fourth lesson vibe really had no idea for everybody and especially for women. Hold your head high. Don't let people walk on you. Don't let people tell you that because you don't know everything on the first day you're not going to succeed and just be strong and be proud of yourself because you did the hardest step in that. It's starting in aviation. You do get a lot of old people who see all of the pop hall. Turn the movies of pilots in. They're usually all men. So i think people are a little bit more bold to say. You can't do this because your girl and you just have to hold your head high and challenge and say yes. I can absolutely great advice can be intimidating because there. There's no shortage of acronyms and initials for just about everything aviation and you just have to cut through that and come in to as you said with confidence and the Questions know you've got going to be last those questions. And that i found over the years if you approach it from a learning and white that you're truckers and everything really port import that knowledge you to you in the interest of john nomenclature november fifty nine. Twenty-one charl means to do so just wanted to ask you about what kind of airplane you fly and you have a point my current airplane that i fly and also my favorite airplane. I may be a little advice. Though is mine. Nineteen fifty to thirty five billion november. Five nine two one charlie Commonly known as a veto. Bonanza definitely on the older side. It is a c. Model so they started wister straight thirty five in the abc all the way through s p and the ad end so it is. It's over three times my age and it's it's definitely got its little vintage nuances quirks. But it is my favorite thing to fly. It's just an all around great cross country gene and it's perfect for short hops to go to breakfast with my friends or on longer. Trips is while i'm looking forward to taking to some fines summer as well. That's great. It is a greater applying for a distinctive that detail out there. Everybody knows asa looks live. So that's great. Can you share with us. A story about a safety challenge that you were able to overcome. Thanks to your training and skills decision making or whether you'll so i'm never been in like a true real like emergency situation or even like anything borderline you know close to that Partly i think because of luck and partly because of my own personal minimums and training and maintenance standards and so on and so forth But i do use my training on every single flight. That i go on. You have to and so rather than a story. I think i'd rather share something that i deal with on every single flight particularly the long ones that it's very specific to my airplane. And that is you'll management. So i as i mentioned it. All of my training in one fifty two thousand one sunday to use fueled system is relatively basic. And then i stepped up to this airplane. Bonanza where the fuel system is actually quite complicated. And it's complicated for a number of reasons. So when i transitioned to this airplane did the bonanza training. The beach repeat training. Through the american bonanza society and one of the things they emphasize on is you amendment and they actually. This is actually a little updated. They just redid this training. Like i think a month ago so. The statistics are from the nineties but one of the statistics april out. Is that ninety. One percent of june failures in bananas reported engine failures. If finances are due to fuel issues namely fuel starvation so exhaustion is where you run out of fuel. Starvation is where you run out of fuel in one tank but you still have fuel onboard. You just didn't know it and this is a big issue with bananas. Because of just how complicated deals system so for example cessna one seventy two you can put the fuel selector on both tanks and you can view the fuel level in both of those tanks simultaneously. There's two fuel gauges You can switch between the left and the right you have. The options of sat on both in the fuel tanks are both at the same distance on their the same. Like cd point. So you don't have to worry about the shifting when you use the fuel back. And forth the bonanza on the other hand. There's a wide variety of deal rations but mine has three tapes. So i of two tanks on each weighing in one in the back in the baggage department so the first nuance here is that there is not a both option. You have to switch between left ox or right with it exists pipers. It's not unheard of manageable. Second thing is that there's only one fuel gauge in your toggle. which fuel tank. You're actually doing the level for so this can cause confusion if you think you're viewing the level in the left tank but you really viewing this you'll level in the extinct so you could accidentally run that left dry. Another nuance is that the tank is again. Like i mentioned in the back of the plane. So if you don't burn the fuel in the correct order you could end up with a very asked. Cg inflames take off just sign or you know you have to be careful to not put too much fuel in there to with but if you burn the fuel in the incorrect order you could end up with a lot of fuel in your tank not a lot like your left and right wings in land with an f c g which is not ideal and the last in complicated thing about this system i think is that that doesn't like transfer uniformly between the three tanks so for example. Let's say i'm in crews. And i met twenty three inches metaphor pressure twenty. Three hundred rpm. I'm burning probably twelve gallons. An hour out of my left. Take if i switched to my right tank or my oxygen. I'm still burning. Twelve gallons an hour about two to three gallon. Our that are transferred back into the left tank. So if you don't that not only could overfill the left. Hang on accident. If you don't burn a fast enough space out of the left tank you run out of fuel in your opting for example if you're not accounting for the extra two to three gallons so whenever i go fly whether it's short flight along flight flight by myself with friends in the back you have to be accounting for all of these things. I have to in advance. Plan out when i'm going to switch tanks the strategy. I'm going to use so that. I don't go out of my. Cg limits and that. I have to write down times. That i switch in keep track of where my fuel is any given time in case of an emergency so really. It's quite complicated. And i think stepping up from a very basic aircraft. It can be hazardous in. It's something that you have to consciously pay attention to absolutely no. You gotta have a plant better plan throughout the potential to be distracted. So you've got to come back to that plan and make sure that you take the action at the appropriate time just for our viewers share. Cg is center of gravity. Now that's another one of those abbreviations that we use but which reporting for the hamlin qualities of the aircraft to make sure that you're cg safe will have much so stevie. Finally as the country in the world has gone through the pandemic there have been impacts on aviation. What has the last year or flying during the pandemic taught you so. I mentioned this a couple of times about. I did all my training white sast. So from june twenty eighteen to coronavirus. I was flying upwards of two hundred dollars a year and i was flying quite often like at least once a week usually a couple times a week for multiple hours. Then when the pandemic hit my flying club shutdown. And i didn't have my. I had no fly like many people across the country and on every check ride that i've gone on. I've been asked about the difference between currency proficiency in how important that difference is in the pandemic definitely taught me why we go over that. And why it's important. There is no way that i would have hopped a plane after two months of not flying by myself without an instructor. And i think it's extremely important to set personal minimums not just for whether or not just like that for how long you can go without flying before you will hop a plane by yourself. You'll safe so. I think being forced into not flying taught me how important currency versus proficiency is and honestly how scary it is that there are people that will hop in an airplane after not flying for that long because i felt super uneasy at the thought of doing that myself. You can't take these things grant. Absolutely so i'm in a great perspective and it's really impressive that you have the awareness to be around him the distinction here this early in your in your flying experience so well thank you for joining us. We look forward to seeing your continued success. -gratulations on all of your conscience up this point your commercial and cf. I have in your your airplane and all the experience that you've already had your first. Few years is impressive. So i'll certainly be watching your progress. Look forward to hopefully seeing you. An industry event here moreau thank you very much. Thank you so much for having us. Great and so excited that i got through this so i'll say when you look at career fields with gender disparities as great as this one. Getting people interested in the field is only part of the equation. What i really appreciate about stevie is the way she talks about piloting. scroll through her social media feeds. and you'll see that a lot of her content answers questions submitted by her audience breaking down. What might seem like basic questions in a way that non-pilots can understand too and we hope this podcast does that too. If you know a young person who's aviation curious we invite you to share it with them because like stevie you have your own sphere of influence. Why not use it to get someone thinking about aviation and that's our show for today. The air up there is a podcast from the federal aviation administration. If you liked today's episode these sure to subscribe and leave us a review. You can also find the faa on social media where at faa on facebook instagram lincoln and at faa news on twitter and youtube administrator. Dixon's on social media to you can find him at. Faa underscores steve on twitter and lincoln. Thanks for listening. 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Meet FAA Deputy Administrator Bradley Mims

The Air Up Ther?e?

08:35 min | 2 months ago

Meet FAA Deputy Administrator Bradley Mims

"You're listening to the arab there. A podcast about the wide world of aviation and aerospace. I'm dominique through. Today's episode is special each week. Faa administrator steve dixon records a video message for the faa workforce called straight from steve in february the biden harris administration appointed bradley. Mems to serve as the faa's new deputy administrator and administrator. Dixon sat down with his new colleague for a recent addition of straight from steve. We don't usually share these externally but we're making an exception today. Mr mims is no stranger to transportation. He's served in leadership roles at the department of transportation and at the faa in addition to the private sector and his transportation career extends back forty years in this interview. The agency's leaders talk about goals for the next few years including furthering aviation safety covid nineteen vaccine distribution and ways. Our agency can address racial an climate justice. Let's hear the interview harvey body. Thank you for joining me on this week. Straight from steve. We're very fortunate to have with us. Our brand new deputy administrator at the agency and here today brad welcome aboard. We've had the chance to work together. Here for the last Few weeks i know everyone around the agency is is getting to know you and i just wanted to welcome in and give you a chance to say a few words to our faa team here as we before together. Thank you thank you for welcoming me but secondly thank you for making me feel. Welcome here at the agency. And i look forward to working with you and to make sure and to ensure that our skies aviation system remains the best in the world till everybody a little bit about yourself and your experience at the agency and inside outside of government. I have had a blessed life in blessed career. I can just say it that way. I have always known that. I wanted to be and worked for the government. I am from washington dc and this is a government town and as a youth. Most of my family were were federal workers. I became enchanted as a young as a young child with With the capital. And i grew up a probably a dozen blocks from the us capital and walking across maryland avenue. All my way to school. I always used to just turn and marvel at that though and what it stood for so i always felt that i wanted to be there and as a result that's where my concentrations started to take off my hand became a student government political science As i had gone school the one great thing that happened to me was during my senior year in high school. I was contacted by my guidance counselor and she provided little arte on job for me in the office of congressional bears at the us department of transportation. And that's where my love or or transportation began to blossom. So i've been doing this for over forty years public sector private sector and as is not an with Profit community Most recently with the Conference a minority transportation officials content fifty year old organization that is chartered to promote People of color in the transportation industry and it has done a great job of you know it's fascinating to think about how you got interested in aviation and transportation issues. I mean it really. You had someone who took an interest in you. Who kinda showed you what the opportunities might be. And then you were able to take advantage of that which is a great thing and you had a chance. Also as you progress in your career to work with one of our civil rights icon. And the us congressman. John lewis also about that. I guess the capital of my time on capitol hill was just that when john lewis was elected in nineteen eighty seven. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time again. And i was called to serve as his number two person his legislative director. I in the congressional office you have the chief of staff and then you have the legislative director. Who handles the issues of the day. If i can put it that way. Mr lewis was assigned at that time to the house committee on public works and transportation and the subcommittee on aviation subcommittee on surface transportation and a committee on buildings and grounds and so with my love with transportation than just. Put me right in the catbird seat and my career just took off from from that particular point we've set out some strategic framework focusing on obviously safety as as core mission but also you know global leadership and final excellence in terms of running the air traffic system on our own business processes within the agency and also big focus on people which has been Very important particularly now that we've been working our way through through covert. i mean it's taken center stage in many ways as you come back to the agency. What are the things that you'd like to to bring to the fore and make sure that we focus on as we move the agency forward together as you have pointed out safety is i'm north star as we go forward and that's first and foremost but the other issues that we will concentrate on our kogo. Relief have miller string of the vaccine however we can play a role in the coordination of those activities. Go for as they relate to each of the other things that are going forward that we will concentrate on also are climate change and bishou surrounding the environment we wanna be great stewards of our wonderful blue planet here as we go forward and then thirdly the whole issue of equity racial equity and how all that works we do have a challenge at the faa with regard to our makeup up and we want to do what we can to make sure that as we go forward and as you said we look into our people and make sure that we have a balanced poor folks who are working diligently to cook. Keep our sky say as we go full well brad. Thank you for joining me. Really have enjoyed Get to know you a little bit. Look forward to doing more in person here in the coming months. Hopefully and really. I think it'd be a great teammate. And i know that we all afford to to work together and move the agency forward for everyone who's joined reach out and welcome brad. He'll be making the rounds. We just had an opportunity to speak to all of administrators. So he's in the process of getting to know everyone in their roles at the agency now. And i'll be back with you again in a few days again. Thanks for your leadership. Thanks for your focus on on aviation safety serving our country and i'll talk to you again in a few days. Thank you the air. There is a podcast from the federal aviation administration. If you liked today's episode we invite you to subscribe and leave us a review. You can also find the faa on social media. We're at faa news on twitter and youtube and at faa on facebook. Instagram n lincoln. Oh in for links to the show. Notes and more head to faa dot gov slash podcasts. Thanks for listening

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Approach and Landing

Innovation Now

01:29 min | 9 months ago

Approach and Landing

"The. FAA researchers are designing human in the loop experiments to make approach and landing as safe as possible this innovation now, bringing you stories behind the ideas that shape our future. Stabilized approach for landing is based on the pilots interpretation of certain visual clues for every three nautical miles flown over the ground the aircraft should descend one thousand feet but pilots must control speed, calculate descent rates and use precision instruments to ensure they're not landing too high to fast or out of alignment with the runway. FAA researchers are testing pilot reactions to various approach and landing scenarios by putting actual pilots into flight simulators at the William. J Hughes Technical Center the simulators can be programmed to mimic different conditions. Information is collected about the pilot's ability to recover, and whether the pilot had adequate data in the cockpit to make safe decisions about landing. The research will help determine the kind of training pilots need and the effectiveness of new instruments in the cockpit because a stabilized approach and landing is the best way to avoid a loss of aircraft control for innovation. Now, I'm Jennifer poet innovation now is produced by the National Institute of Aerospace, through, collaboration with NASA, and is distributed by W HR. V.?

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Embracing New Technologies

Innovation Now

01:30 min | 1 year ago

Embracing New Technologies

"As modernization of the national airspace occurs operators will be exposed to new procedures and new technologies so FAA researchers are working today to determine what effects these changes might have on user performance in the future. This is innovation now bringing you stories behind the ideas that shave our future before implementing new procedures or embracing new technologies. Faa researchers want to understand the human factors related to these changes. Researchers may look at different technologies air. Traffic controllers could be using in the next five years or managers in the field may suggest new operating procedures. As data communications change from primarily voice to text prototypes of technologies can be built in the lab and actually operated by the people who will be using them. Procedures can be tested and evaluated in lab simulations with end users researchers can use tools to objectively measure user reactions. The data can be studied to determine how well people adapt to the changes by anticipating questions before changes are made and evaluating human responses to these changes. Faa researchers are effectively preparing for the future for innovation. Now I'm Jennifer. Police innovation now is produced by the National Institute of Aerospace through with NASA.

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