Tips to Avoid Wrong Surface Incidents

Sept. 9, 2019

Every day, aircraft take off and land on runways or taxiways they’re not supposed to use. NBAA, the FAA and the National Air Traffic Controller Association (NATCA), are among the stakeholders working to reduce the number of wrong surface incidents across the country. The most important thing a pilot can do to avoid a wrong surface incident is gain familiarity with the airport they are flying into, understanding conditions may differ day in and day out. “There are a lot of tools that are available to enhance situational awareness,” said Jim Fee, manager, FAA Runway Safety Group.

This week, NBAA Flight Plan host Pete Combs speaks with:

  • Jim Fee, manager, FAA Runway Safety Group
  • Alex Gertsen, NBAA, director, airports and ground infrastructure
  • Bridget Singratanakul, NATCA, head of runway safety
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