Entries by Eric Radtke

New episodes of Sporty’s Pilot’s Discretion Podcast

Sporty’s Pilot’s Discretion Podcast has new episodes available with guests that include Bruce Williams on flight sims as well as EAA Chairman Jack Pelton, discussing EAA AirVenture and the experimental aircraft boom. The informative and entertaining format features wide-ranging questions with one intriguing guest.

Why you should participate in the NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System

The NASA ASRS is a voluntary, confidential, non-punitive, safety reporting system that receives safety reports from pilots, air traffic controllers, dispatchers, cabin crew, ground personnel, maintenance technicians, and even UAS operators. ASRS reporting is confidential. All reports are de-identified by NASA Aviation Safety Analysts so that the identity of the reporter and the identity of […]

Webinar video: 20 questions to test your aviation knowledge

How much do you know about weather, airspace, aerodynamics, and flight planning? You’ll find out in this popular webinar format. The pilots at Sporty’s will present 20 questions on a variety of topics, let you answer on screen, then explain the correct answer and discuss the implications. A little competition is always fun, but we’ll […]

FAA launches interactive Fact Book

Interested in uncovering facts about the world of aerospace? From air traffic to commercial space transportation to drones, check out our new interactive FAA Fact Book, a one-stop shop for data, facts & visualizations. For example, did you know that Florida has the most certificated pilots in the U.S. with more than 75,000? Or that there […]

Surface Safety Symposium for GA – Monday, November 7

The FAA Safety Team is hosting a discussion on GA surface safety on Monday, November 7, 2022 at 10am eastern.  During this event, FAA, pilots, and industry experts will discuss safety and operational concerns associated with GA with a focus on flight training. Topics will include wrong surface alignment risk, surface event trends, phraseology, and surface […]

Pilots: prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas by-product of internal combustion engines and is found in exhaust gases. Sufficiently high levels of CO in your bloodstream will lead to oxygen starvation and the onset of symptoms (such as headaches, drowsiness, nausea, or shortness of breath). Many internal combustion engine airplanes are heated by air that has […]