The November / December 2018 “Birds of a Different Feather” issue of FAA Safety Briefing Magazine explores the tremendous diversity of general aviation and encourages you to expand your aviation horizons and appreciate the many ways in which you can “enjoy the ride.” The issue also focuses on the new perspectives and the new skills you’ll need to consider when moving on to a different type of flying.
Feature articles include:
Birds of a Different Feather – So Many Ways to Reach the Skies
The Experimental Experience – Blazing a New Trail in a “Special” Place
Ride the Lightning – Aviation’s Electric Future?
Teaching the Unknown – A Balloon Instructor’s Guide to Flight Preparation
Flying Light! – Managing Expectations with Light Sport Aircraft
Monthly articles include:
Aeromedical Advisory reviews the Federal Air Surgeon’s oncology summit.
Condition Inspection explores medical certification for pilots with asthma.
Jumpseat introduces Flight Standards Service director Rick Domingo.
Angle of Attack discusses reasons for reductions in the fatal GA accident rate.
Checklist offers a case study of using the FAA’s advisory circular on transitioning to unfamiliar aircraft.
Postflight urges pilots to recommit to the spirit and discipline of flying.
Vertically Speaking discusses more helicopter safety enhancements.
Nuts, Bolts, and Electrons dispels three myths on E/AB maintenance.