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We strive to reach the next level of safety, efficiency, environmental responsibility and global leadership. We are accountable to the American public and our stakeholders. Our Values

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Official website: http://www.faa.gov. We look forward to providing you up-to-date information on safety tips, news and other updates. Thank you for joining us. Our Vision

We strive to reach the next level of safety, efficiency, environmental responsibility and global leadership. We are accountable to the American public and our stakeholders. Our Values

* Safety is our passion. We work so all ai

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Pilots: Our #AirVenture2021 NOTAM has significant changes to the VFR arrival procedures. In this webinar, EAA - The Spir...
07/17/2021

Pilots: Our #AirVenture2021 NOTAM has significant changes to the VFR arrival procedures. In this webinar, EAA - The Spirit of Aviation's Fred Stadler explains the changes and shares tips for reducing pilot workload when flying into AirVenture. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3B1u7Ob. #FlySafe

Pilots: Our #AirVenture2021 NOTAM has significant changes to the VFR arrival procedures. In this webinar, EAA - The Spirit of Aviation's Fred Stadler explains the changes and shares tips for reducing pilot workload when flying into AirVenture. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3B1u7Ob. #FlySafe

Northern California residents: We’re hosting virtual public information workshops at 6 PM PT on July 20 and on July 21 a...
07/16/2021

Northern California residents: We’re hosting virtual public information workshops at 6 PM PT on July 20 and on July 21 at 1 PM PT to discuss operations and challenges of the area’s very complex airspace. Please register in advance to attend. Learn more at https://bit.ly/36B7K4d.

Northern California residents: We’re hosting virtual public information workshops at 6 PM PT on July 20 and on July 21 at 1 PM PT to discuss operations and challenges of the area’s very complex airspace. Please register in advance to attend. Learn more at https://bit.ly/36B7K4d.

07/16/2021
From the Flight Deck - Addison Airport Trailer

In Texas, it's ⛈️ season. General Aviation pilots: don't make unfamiliarity with an airport another potential hazard, particularly when the weather is bad. Before you fly, get to know airport hot spots at Addison Airport (ADS) in our newest From the Flight Deck video. Watch more at https://bit.ly/3ei7VWe. #FromTheFlightDeck #GeneralAviation

Broken or malfunctioning aircraft engine controls are a major cause of engine failure. Check out this video to learn spe...
07/16/2021

Broken or malfunctioning aircraft engine controls are a major cause of engine failure. Check out this video to learn specific indicators to look out for during your next pre-flight inspection: https://bit.ly/3hGHoEr. #GeneralAviation

Broken or malfunctioning aircraft engine controls are a major cause of engine failure. Check out this video to learn specific indicators to look out for during your next pre-flight inspection: https://bit.ly/3hGHoEr. #GeneralAviation

Flight plan ✅GPS ✅ GPS Backup❓ Join us here on July 20 at 2 PM ET to learn about a navigation system called Very High Fr...
07/16/2021

Flight plan ✅GPS ✅ GPS Backup❓ Join us here on July 20 at 2 PM ET to learn about a navigation system called Very High Frequency Omni-directional Range (VOR) Minimum Operational Network (MON). Learn more at https://bit.ly/3AOgOR6. #SummerSafetySeries #pilots

Flight plan ✅GPS ✅ GPS Backup❓ Join us here on July 20 at 2 PM ET to learn about a navigation system called Very High Frequency Omni-directional Range (VOR) Minimum Operational Network (MON). Learn more at https://bit.ly/3AOgOR6. #SummerSafetySeries #pilots

Travelers: If you have to fly, remember to #PackSafe! @TSA temporarily increased the amount of hand sanitizing products ...
07/15/2021

Travelers: If you have to fly, remember to #PackSafe! @TSA temporarily increased the amount of hand sanitizing products you may bring in your carry-on bag, up to 12 fl. oz. Learn more at http://bit.ly/PackSafe. #FlyHealthy

Travelers: If you have to fly, remember to #PackSafe! @TSA temporarily increased the amount of hand sanitizing products you may bring in your carry-on bag, up to 12 fl. oz. Learn more at http://bit.ly/PackSafe. #FlyHealthy

“From Amelia Earhart to the Tuskegee Airmen, the history of aviation is also the history of American pioneers breaking b...
07/15/2021

“From Amelia Earhart to the Tuskegee Airmen, the history of aviation is also the history of American pioneers breaking boundaries and barriers in the air and on the ground.” Secretary Pete Buttigieg spoke to U.S. Department of Transportation employees yesterday at the 2021 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Symposium. Learn more about the FAA’s critical diversity mission at www.faa.gov/jobs/diversity_inclusion/.

“From Amelia Earhart to the Tuskegee Airmen, the history of aviation is also the history of American pioneers breaking boundaries and barriers in the air and on the ground.” Secretary Pete Buttigieg spoke to U.S. Department of Transportation employees yesterday at the 2021 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Symposium. Learn more about the FAA’s critical diversity mission at www.faa.gov/jobs/diversity_inclusion/.

“The foundation of the FAA is our people – and we are stronger, more innovative and more successful when we recognize, a...
07/14/2021

“The foundation of the FAA is our people – and we are stronger, more innovative and more successful when we recognize, accept and welcome all the talents and experiences of our people.” FAA Administrator Steve Dickson spoke to U.S. Department of Transportation employees today at the 2021 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Symposium. Learn more about the FAA’s critical diversity mission at www.faa.gov/jobs/diversity_inclusion/.

“The foundation of the FAA is our people – and we are stronger, more innovative and more successful when we recognize, accept and welcome all the talents and experiences of our people.” FAA Administrator Steve Dickson spoke to U.S. Department of Transportation employees today at the 2021 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Symposium. Learn more about the FAA’s critical diversity mission at www.faa.gov/jobs/diversity_inclusion/.

Northern California residents: We’re hosting virtual public information workshops at 6 PM PT on July 20 and on July 21 a...
07/14/2021

Northern California residents: We’re hosting virtual public information workshops at 6 PM PT on July 20 and on July 21 at 1 PM PT to discuss operations and challenges of the area’s very complex airspace. Please register in advance to attend. Learn more at https://bit.ly/36B7K4d.

Northern California residents: We’re hosting virtual public information workshops at 6 PM PT on July 20 and on July 21 at 1 PM PT to discuss operations and challenges of the area’s very complex airspace. Please register in advance to attend. Learn more at https://bit.ly/36B7K4d.

What's the backup if a pilot loses GPS? Join us here at 2 PM ET on July 20 to learn about our navigation system called V...
07/13/2021

What's the backup if a pilot loses GPS? Join us here at 2 PM ET on July 20 to learn about our navigation system called Very High Frequency Omni-directional Range (VOR) Minimum Operational Network (MON). Learn more at http://bit.ly/3AOgOR6. #SummerSafetySeries

What's the backup if a pilot loses GPS? Join us here at 2 PM ET on July 20 to learn about our navigation system called Very High Frequency Omni-directional Range (VOR) Minimum Operational Network (MON). Learn more at http://bit.ly/3AOgOR6. #SummerSafetySeries

07/11/2021
WATCH LIVE: Virgin Galactic Unity 22 Spaceflight Livestream

Dreams became reality today with Virgin Galactic’s remarkable flight to space. The #Unity22 crew 👩‍👨🏻‍ inspires our youth to DREAM BIG, proving that space belongs to us all! Listen to our podcast to learn how the FAA licenses space launches and keeps the airspace safe at bit.ly/2O4ks5H. #FAASpace

Dreaming of a future in aerospace? These FAA inspectors have cool jobs. They help license safe space launches 🚀 like thi...
07/09/2021

Dreaming of a future in aerospace? These FAA inspectors have cool jobs. They help license safe space launches 🚀 like this weekend’s Virgin Galactic flight! Learn how you can be a part of our future aerospace sector through careers that make space a place for us all: https://bit.ly/39k1MUW. #FAASpace

Dreaming of a future in aerospace? These FAA inspectors have cool jobs. They help license safe space launches 🚀 like this weekend’s Virgin Galactic flight! Learn how you can be a part of our future aerospace sector through careers that make space a place for us all: https://bit.ly/39k1MUW. #FAASpace

Safety is the top priority for pilots, passengers and stakeholders, but how are we making aviation safer? Join us on Jul...
07/09/2021

Safety is the top priority for pilots, passengers and stakeholders, but how are we making aviation safer? Join us on July 20 at 2 PM ET as we kick off our summer safety virtual series about airspace flight navigation tools. Learn more: bit.ly/3AOgOR6. #SummerSafetySeries

Safety is the top priority for pilots, passengers and stakeholders, but how are we making aviation safer? Join us on July 20 at 2 PM ET as we kick off our summer safety virtual series about airspace flight navigation tools. Learn more: bit.ly/3AOgOR6. #SummerSafetySeries

The FAA has important information about traveling with COVID-19 test kits. Used kits containing diagnostic samples such ...
07/08/2021

The FAA has important information about traveling with COVID-19 test kits. Used kits containing diagnostic samples such as nasal swabs and vials are not allowed in carry-on baggage. Learn more at bit.ly/PackSafe. #PackSafe #COVID19

The FAA has important information about traveling with COVID-19 test kits. Used kits containing diagnostic samples such as nasal swabs and vials are not allowed in carry-on baggage. Learn more at bit.ly/PackSafe. #PackSafe #COVID19

07/08/2021
Space Data Integrator – Space Cone Hazard

The FAA’s Space Data Integrator is a game changer. It tells us where a rocket is in near real-time so we can keep YOUR flight moving safely during a space launch. Learn more about the new capability at bit.ly/3yDWiAY. Read our press release at bit.ly/3hQyYcd. #FAASpace

​​New Unruly Passenger Numbers since 1/1/2021:- 3,271 unruly reports- 2,475 refusing to wear a mask reports- 540 investi...
07/08/2021

​​New Unruly Passenger Numbers since 1/1/2021:
- 3,271 unruly reports
- 2,475 refusing to wear a mask reports
- 540 investigation initiated
- 83 cases with penalties
Learn more at https://bit.ly/3jKkAoF.
#FlySmart

​​New Unruly Passenger Numbers since 1/1/2021:
- 3,271 unruly reports
- 2,475 refusing to wear a mask reports
- 540 investigation initiated
- 83 cases with penalties
Learn more at https://bit.ly/3jKkAoF.
#FlySmart

07/07/2021
Preparing for Aviation Recovery

“Ultimately, the goal is the safe return to the air for our commerce and our economy.” The FAA's Federal Air Surgeon, Dr. Susan Northrup, and Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore Director-General (Designate) Han Kok Juan discuss preparing for the post-pandemic return to travel in the second episode of an aviation executive series. Learn more at https://bit.ly/2TzFzQu. #FAAGlobal

Today for National Air Traffic Controller Day, we celebrate the controllers who guide pilots to safety and help flights ...
07/06/2021

Today for National Air Traffic Controller Day, we celebrate the controllers who guide pilots to safety and help flights land successfully. Thank you for the work you do every day! Read some of their heroic saves at https://bit.ly/3ytqpeo. #ATCDay

Today for National Air Traffic Controller Day, we celebrate the controllers who guide pilots to safety and help flights land successfully. Thank you for the work you do every day! Read some of their heroic saves at https://bit.ly/3ytqpeo. #ATCDay

Share your input on how we can improve the FAA's small business program. Learn more about how we support small business ...
07/06/2021

Share your input on how we can improve the FAA's small business program. Learn more about how we support small business and submit your comments at https://bit.ly/2Twb1yX. This public comment period ends 8/31.

Share your input on how we can improve the FAA's small business program. Learn more about how we support small business and submit your comments at https://bit.ly/2Twb1yX. This public comment period ends 8/31.

“We're putting it down in the trees.” Words no pilot ever wants to say and no controller ever wants to hear. In our late...
07/05/2021
Save Story: ‘Like a Cement Mixer Full of Rocks’

“We're putting it down in the trees.” Words no pilot ever wants to say and no controller ever wants to hear. In our latest air traffic control save story, learn how both pilot and controller called on their training to keep a dire situation from turning fatal. https://bit.ly/3hq5Pok #SaveStory #ATC

Experience and clear-headed thinking played a major role in keeping the accident off the fatal list.

Learn how the FAA is advancing aviation with the environment and energy efficiency in mind in our new issue of 'FAA Safe...
07/05/2021
A Climate for Change

Learn how the FAA is advancing aviation with the environment and energy efficiency in mind in our new issue of 'FAA Safety Briefing' magazine. You can also find ways to #FlyGreen through new tech and by following environmentally-sustainable practices. Read more at https://bit.ly/3hajGju.

Embracing the Environment

Happy July 4th! 🇺🇸 We wish you a safe Independence Day as you celebrate our nation’s birthday and history. #FourthofJuly
07/04/2021

Happy July 4th! 🇺🇸 We wish you a safe Independence Day as you celebrate our nation’s birthday and history. #FourthofJuly

Happy July 4th! 🇺🇸 We wish you a safe Independence Day as you celebrate our nation’s birthday and history. #FourthofJuly

07/04/2021
KIDS TALK: Unruly Passengers

Thinking about acting up on your flight? Don't. Think about who's watching. The FAA has zero tolerance for not following crew instructions, and we've got the big fines to prove it. #FlySmart

For the latest data on unruly passenger incidents, visit https://bit.ly/3A9VYvk.

Drone Pilots: Know before you fly! Multiple flight restrictions have been issued ahead of Independence Day celebrations....
07/03/2021

Drone Pilots: Know before you fly! Multiple flight restrictions have been issued ahead of Independence Day celebrations. Pilots who willingly violate the #NoDroneZone may be subject to criminal penalties. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3qp09Px. #FlySafe

Drone Pilots: Know before you fly! Multiple flight restrictions have been issued ahead of Independence Day celebrations. Pilots who willingly violate the #NoDroneZone may be subject to criminal penalties. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3qp09Px. #FlySafe

07/02/2021
From the Flight Deck - Coast to Coast

From sea to shining sea—celebrate this Independence Day by exploring America’s great airports 🇺🇸. Before you fly someplace new, watch our From the Flight Deck video series at https://bit.ly/2WzsDIa and get familiar with airport hot spots. #IndependenceDay #FourthOfJuly

Kids get it. So should you. The FAA has zero tolerance for not following crew instructions. https://bit.ly/3dx9P5d #FlyS...
07/02/2021
KIDS TALK: Unruly Passengers

Kids get it. So should you. The FAA has zero tolerance for not following crew instructions. https://bit.ly/3dx9P5d #FlySmart

(OPEN CAPTIONED)Children know it’s not safe to disrupt a flight. You should too. The FAA has ZERO TOLERANCE for not following crew instructions.

07/01/2021

The #FAA and Miami-Dade Police Department have an important message for drone pilots: Stay clear of recovery efforts in the area around the Surfside building collapse in Miami Beach, FL. Flight restrictions are in place until July 31 and violators may be prosecuted. Learn more at bit.ly/2UaVTa9.

07/01/2021
Fireworks Don't Fly

Plan to celebrate #4thofJuly with the dazzling lights of a fireworks display? Remember that traveling with or shipping fireworks on an airplane is a no go! Celebrate #IndependenceDay responsibly and #PackSafe. http://bit.ly/PackSafe #FireworksDontFly

NEW Unruly Passenger Numbers since 1/1/2021:—3,201 unruly reports—2,429 refusing to wear a mask reports—491 investigatio...
07/01/2021

NEW Unruly Passenger Numbers since 1/1/2021:
—3,201 unruly reports
—2,429 refusing to wear a mask reports
—491 investigations initiated
—61 cases with penalties
#FlySmart

NEW Unruly Passenger Numbers since 1/1/2021:
—3,201 unruly reports
—2,429 refusing to wear a mask reports
—491 investigations initiated
—61 cases with penalties
#FlySmart

Aerospace professionals: Save the date! Join us September 13-16 for a virtual Air Transportation Information Exchange Co...
07/01/2021

Aerospace professionals: Save the date! Join us September 13-16 for a virtual Air Transportation Information Exchange Conference, where aviation experts will discuss air traffic management data sharing. Learn more at https://bit.ly/363XYHw. #ATIEC2021

Aerospace professionals: Save the date! Join us September 13-16 for a virtual Air Transportation Information Exchange Conference, where aviation experts will discuss air traffic management data sharing. Learn more at https://bit.ly/363XYHw. #ATIEC2021

07/01/2021
From the Flight Deck - Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (MKC)

This week, Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (MKC) renamed their #GeneralAviation terminal in honor of Tuskegee Airman and Ret. U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Charles McGee, who served as the airport's manager from 1980-1982. The FAA renamed three approach waypoints in his honor: TUSKG, AYRMN and MGEEE. Pilots can brush up on safe landing procedures for MKC in our From the Flight Deck video series at https://bit.ly/3x6XgVS. #FromTheFlightDeck #TuskegeeAirmen

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the FAA announced the investment of more than $845 million in 388 airports in ...
07/01/2021

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the FAA announced the investment of more than $845 million in 388 airports in 49 states plus the District of Columbia to fund infrastructure and safety projects, improve operations and create jobs. The grants will be funded through the Airport Improvement Program. Learn more at https://bit.ly/2Ulx9w8. #AirportGrants

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the FAA announced the investment of more than $845 million in 388 airports in 49 states plus the District of Columbia to fund infrastructure and safety projects, improve operations and create jobs. The grants will be funded through the Airport Improvement Program. Learn more at https://bit.ly/2Ulx9w8. #AirportGrants

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When luddites have power..
Hey, I have a question and I know it's stupid. Does the FAA have any jurisdiction what-so-ever over rocket launches in and from China?
Hi, good morning. I wish to know if it is possible to write FAA B1 license exams after studying in a school in Nigeria, please. The school is recognized by ICAO
FIRE WORKS MOTARS ( BOMBS) IN THE ARE OF FLIGHT PATHS OF SMALL AIR PORTS . ACROSS THE NATION. NEEDS TO STOP PEOPLE CAN GET KILLED... THANK YOU SIR...
I just went through security at PDX and you guys really need to do some training with your agents. I was standing my ground requesting a pat down and one of your guards was incredibly rude about it. I stated my reasons were due to medical devices, he scoffed at this. I would be happy to go through any scanner if the FAA and your agents are willing to immediately replace a burned out sensor and transmitter or you can prove and get manufacturer guarantee that it won’t ruin my medical device. Here’s a video link, watch it, maybe work with device manufacturers.
I have a very simple solution for dealing with aggressive passengers. If a passenger gets aggressive towards the flight crew members, add them to the do-not-fly list. That should be the rule upon boarding an airplane.
AND WHY DON’T WE USE SAFER FUEL LIKE THE MILITARY DOES!
As I watch tonight’s episode of Air Disasters…I learn that BEFORE THE ONE HUNDRED PERCENT FATALITY of the Propair at Dorval…there were SIXTY EIGHT PRIOR REPORTED INCIDENTS OF BRAKE FAILURES….all potentially able to have PREVENTED this tragedy! SHAME ON YOU
Is it true? that #china is refusing 2sell the parts 2 refurbish the jet engines (needed4regular daily maintenance) due2 tradewars and or lockdown next level protocol in their working model of corruption. And if it is will the airlines b required2 start rerouting the purchasing to more reliable iron clad sources of manufacturers? Or will u let them fall into permanent disrepair and ground entire fleets after planes start dropping??
I have been transferring my American Express points to Air France Flying Blue and scheduling flights for over 10 years. But I have been unable to book a flight with my miles on either the Flying Blue or the Air France website, and also unable to reach anyone on either of their help lines. The "chat line" was down for a week and then came back, and reserved a flight. Then they emailed me that the flight was canceled. I looked it up on their website and they are still listing it. it is also still listed on Delta. Is Air France going out of business? if they do, what happens to my miles? American Express says they cannot get them back.