Personal Minimums - Wind

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General Aviation Joint Steering Committee

Personal Minimums -€“ Wind

Outreach Guidance Document

2015/11/20-078 (I) PP

This outreach guidance is provided to all FAA and aviation industry groups that are participating in outreach efforts sponsored by the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC). It is important that all outreach on a given topic is coordinated and is free of conflicts. Therefore, all outreach products should be in alignment with the outline and concepts listed below for this topic.

Outreach Month: March 2016

Topic: Personal Minimums - Wind (GAJSC LOC-SE-34)

The FAA and industry will conduct a public education campaign on the benefits of knowledge and training in determining personal minimums for flying in windy conditions.

Background:

The GAJSC has determined that a significant number of general aviation accidents could be avoided if pilots were to establish personal minimums for flight in windy conditions.

Teaching Points:

  • Discuss the safety benefits of establishing personal wind limitations with the assistance of a flight instructor.
  • Acquaint pilots with available resources.
  • Encourage pilots to maintain proficiency through frequent practice in windy conditions.
  • Encourage pilots to participate in the WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program.

References:

General Aviation Joint Steering Committee

Personal Minimums - Wind

Outreach Guidance Document

2015/11/20-078 (I) PP

This outreach guidance is provided to all FAA and aviation industry groups that are participating in outreach efforts sponsored by the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC). It is important that all outreach on a given topic is coordinated and is free of conflicts. Therefore, all outreach products should be in alignment with the outline and concepts listed below for this topic.

Outreach Month: March 2016

Topic: Personal Minimums - Wind (GAJSC LOC-SE-34)

The FAA and industry will conduct a public education campaign on the benefits of knowledge and training in determining personal minimums for flying in windy conditions.

Background:

The GAJSC has determined that a significant number of general aviation accidents could be avoided if pilots were to establish personal minimums for flight in windy conditions.

Teaching Points:

· Discuss the safety benefits of establishing personal wind limitations with the assistance of a flight instructor.

· Acquaint pilots with available resources.

· Encourage pilots to maintain proficiency through frequent practice in windy conditions.

· Encourage pilots to participate in the WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program.

References:

· General Aviation Power Point

o Available on the National FAASTeam Share Point site under Approved Presentations.

· A-H-8083-3A Airplane Flying Handbook Chapter 8

o http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aircraft/airplane_handbook/

· FAASafety Team WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program

o http://www.FAASafety.gov/WINGS

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