Personal Minimums and Weather Cameras

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General Aviation Joint Steering Committee

Loss of Control Working Group 1

Outreach Guidance Document

2016/12/14-096 (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: February 2017

Topic: Personal Minimums and Weather Cameras (SE 03 and SE 12)

The FAA and industry will conduct a public education campaign emphasizing best practices in developing and adhering to Personal Minimums. The FAAs Weather Camera program will be discussed and weather camera information will be integrated into personal minimum- based decision making.


Personal environmental condition minimums have long been endorsed as effective go/no-go decision making tools. This program will discuss Personal Minimums development and implementation. It will also acquaint the audience with FAA's Weather Camera system in Alaska and it's planned expansion to the continental United States and Hawaii.

Teaching Points:

  • Discuss the scope and safety benefits of Personal Minimums
  • Strongly suggest that Personal Minimums be developed with a CFI.
  • Acquaint the audience with The FAAs Weather Camera program.
  • Encourage incorporation of Weather Camera information into pre-flight planning and Personal Minimum Checklists.