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
The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation unanimously approved this week amendments proposed by NBAA and industry stakeholders on legislation to improve the nation's Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) system.
NBAA's PREFLIGHT flyer campaign aims to promote professionalism across our industry, with the nine letters in the acronym "PREFLIGHT" each representing an attitude or behavior vital to being a true business aviation professional.