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FAAST Blast —Drone Safety Day, The Commercial Ticket Myth, A Fresh Forecast
Notice Number: NOTC3553

FAAST Blast — Week of April 15-April 21, 2024
Biweekly
FAA Safety Briefing News Update

Annual Drone Safety Day is Saturday, April 27
Drone Safety Day (DSD) is an annual campaign designed to educate drone users of the importance of flying safely, inspiring fun drone activities, and connecting a community of enthusiasts. DSD will highlight the societal, economic, and safety benefits of safe drone operations with in-person, virtual, and hybrid events in focus areas such as Education, Economics, Equity, Environment, and Emergencies.

Join us by having an event of your own! Download the 2024 Drone Safety Day Playbook (www.faa.gov/uas/events/dronesafetyday/DSD-playbook-2024.pdf) and the 2024 Drone Safety Day Flyer (www.faa.gov/uas/events/drone_safety_day/DSD-onesheet-2024_0.pdf) to learn more on how you can participate. These materials will give you an outline of what Drone Safety Day is all about and ideas for how to put together your DSD event.

When you’re ready, register your event at Drone Safety Day – About - National Center for Autonomous Technology (NCAT). Don’t forget to tag us on your social media platforms and remember this year’s safety message to “Fly RIGHT”:
  • Register your drone – FAADroneZone (faadronezone-access.faa.gov)
  • Interact with others
  • Gain knowledge
  • Have a safety plan
  • TRUST and Train

The Commercial Ticket Myth
Do you know what it takes to start earning money with your aircraft? The FAA’s Medium blog, Cleared for Takeoff, published the story of a helicopter pilot who offered sightseeing tours unaware that he was breaking regulations. Pilots are ultimately responsible for knowing the rules and regulations regarding the privileges and limitations of a commercial pilot certificate. Read The Commercial Ticket Myth at medium.com/faa/the-commercial-ticket-myth-039cb610dbad to learn everything you need to do to stay in compliance while earning money with your aircraft.

A Fresh Forecast
Weather conditions significantly impact aircraft flight time, performance, and safety. The weather we experience on the ground and in the air affects every decision made in aviation. Whether you are new to flying or a seasoned aviator, weather planning is essential. There are many evaluation products available to support a comprehensive weather briefing and inform good judgment for all aviators. It is important to familiarize yourself with all the tools available and understand how each product fits into your flying timeline to develop a total awareness of the atmospheric conditions. Read about the technology that has revolutionized the field of forecasting in “A Fresh Forecast” at medium.com/faa/a-fresh-forecast-ec83e1b565a9 in the Mar/Apr 2024 issue of FAA Safety Briefing. See the entire weather-themed issue at www.faa.gov/safety_briefing.

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