As the summer approaches, we can expect a rise in airport traffic in the air and on the runways. With this in mind, the Federal Aviation Administration is redoubling its effort to offer guidance, resources and expertise to preempt any airfield errors by general aviation pilots, especially those who have spent a year away from the cockpit.
On June 16, the FAA is hosting a Runway Safety Town Hall for all General Aviation pilots. It will be a live online event that will offer best practices and a lively discussion from GA pilots, air traffic controllers and runway safety experts.
The focus of the Town Hall is to help pilots reduce the risk of airfield errors and lower the potential for accidents. Discussion topics by pilots and air traffic experts will include preflight preparation, situational awareness, focused and clear communications, knowledge of runway geometry and signage, and more.
The Runway Safety Town Hall for General Aviation pilots will run from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, June 16. The event is free.
Pilots can register for the event here. Participants registered on the livestream will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists and will receive FAA WINGS credit for attending the entire event. The Town Hall also will be livestreamed on FAA’s YouTube channel, but viewers on this channel will not be able to ask questions nor gain WINGS credit.