FAA Safety Briefing Magazine

The FAA Safety Policy Voice of Non-commercial General Aviation


September/October 2022 coverFly FAA: Practicing What We Preach | September/October 2022

The September/October 2022 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on the FAA’s Flight Program Operations team and the critical role they play in assuring safety in the National Airspace System. Feature articles cover the team’s various missions and how to operate safely when you hear the “Flight Check” call sign on the radio. We also look at the various partnerships Flight Program Operations has with other agencies, provide a behind-the-scenes peek at the fleet, and make a pitch for potential career opportunities with this dynamic group of aviation professionals.

Download the September/October 2022 issue or use the links below to read the articles on our blog. 

Feature Articles

People walking up to an aircraft

Flight Check—Please Keep Your Distance!

Who We Are, What We Do, and How It Matters to You

airplane flying over mountains

Schoolhouse Rocks!

Where FAA Inspectors Go to Keep Current

aircraft tails at sunset

Keeping It Real

Why and How the FAA Manages Its Own Fleet

jet in front of a cloudy sky

Flying in Formation

How FAA Flight Program Operations Partners with Other Agencies

GA aircraft in a hangar

A World of Opportunity

Your Aviation Dreams Can Take Flight in Flight Program Operations


Pilots on the flight deck

It Takes a Team

Jumpseat: an executive policy perspective

compass on an aircraft

Going Long — The Physiological Risks of Fatigue

Aeromedical Advisory: a checkup on all things aeromedical

person wearing winter clothes in a cold climate

The Heat Is On! The Importance of Staying Warm

Condition Inspection: a look at specific medical conditions

aircraft flying above equipment

Flight Check on Deck — Making the Right Moves

Checklist: FAA resources and safety reminders

hands controlling a drone with an ipad and remote

Who’s Watching the Skies?

Drone Debrief: drone safety roundup

workers installing equipment

One Team, One Mission — How the FAA Maintains its Fleet

Nuts, Bolts, and Electrons: GA maintenance issues


New Name, Continued Focus on the Same — Safety

Angle of Attack: GA safety strategies

military pilot

The Promise to Come Home Every Night

Vertically Speaking: safety issues for rotorcraft pilots

FAA technicians on an aircraft

Verify, Then Trust

Postflight: an editor’s perspective

Lorry Faber & John Jeffers

Lorry Faber & John Jeffers, FAA Flight Program Operations

Faces: FAA employee profile

Last updated: Thursday, September 8, 2022