TSA Twelve Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP) Changes

TSA Twelve Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP) Changes

Did you know that the TSA recently released some updated guidance to the Twelve Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP) regarding the Ground Security Coordinator duties and training?

As the Security Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Advanced Aircrew Academy, I've reviewed the new changes and have incorporated the new information and requirements into our TSA Security eLearning module for Inflight Security Coordinators (ISC) and Ground Security Coordinators (GSC).

Since the TFSSP is Sensitive Security Information (SSI), the training and information is only available to those operators that have a TFSSP program established with the TSA. What I can say is that if…

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Use Of Rudder During A Wake Turbulence Event

Use Of Rudder During A Wake Turbulence Event

A few days ago, I was climbing out behind an airliner that had departed about a minute before us. I was the pilot monitoring for a relatively new copilot and, during departure, I told him, "If we get rocked, stay off the rudders." The airplane I fly these days has a fly-by-wire system, but I knew that the copilot had come from a conventional flight control aircraft. I wasn't sure what his training had been about rudder usage during a wake turbulence roll event, but my company teaches us to not use rudder inputs in case of a roll upset.…

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A Valley So Low, A Mountain So High

A Valley So Low, A Mountain So High

It's highly possible that I'm one of those pilots that actually enjoys flying in the Colorado mountain airports of Aspen, Eagle/Vail, Rifle, Telluride, and Hayden. Each offers its own challenges of surrounding terrain, runway limitations, instrument approaches, unique weather patterns, and arrival/departure paths. And each offers little, if any, room for erroneous or careless decision making and subpar airmanship.

My first flights into the Colorado mountains were in a twin-turbine propeller aircraft conducting commuter airline operations at Durango, Cortez, Montrose, and Grand Junction. Though these airports are not without their challenges, things changed when I began flying charter flights in…

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Empty Cockpits: On Demand, In Demand - Part II

Empty Cockpits: On Demand, In Demand - Part II

Editor’s Note: Advanced Aircrew Academy (AAA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) are collaborating on how best to gather the needs of business aviation, address the pilot shortage, and find innovative ways to provide solutions. Since each category of operations impacts the other, we will analyze the challenges of each category of operations. We began with FAR Part 91 Business Aviation Operations with Empty Cockpits: Corporate Flight Departments. This article addresses Part 135 Charter.

It is a rite of passage for many pilots; FAR Part 135 "on demand" charter which may include air ambulance flying. Pilots pass through this intense,…

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Empty Cockpits: Corporate Flight Departments - Part I

Empty Cockpits: Corporate Flight Departments - Part I

Editor's Note: Advanced Aircrew Academy (AAA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) are collaborating on how best to gather the needs of business aviation, address the pilot shortage, and find innovative ways to provide solutions. Since each category of operations impacts the other, we will analyze the challenges of each category of operations—Part 91 Business Aviation, 135 Charter and 121 Airline—and then see how each category influences the other.

Pilot shortage. These two words trigger an opinion based on your perspective, and the issues will be different depending on which side of the cockpit door you are sitting. If…

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RIP FA

RIP FA

No – your Flight Attendant has not gone to another dimension or life or where ever you believe good flight attendants go at the end of their lives. Our beloved FA (which somehow stands for area forecast) will soon be (mostly) just a fond memory. Soon you'll be telling the newest group of pilots how you used to walk into the Flight Service Station and tell them you want to fly to Galveston. The briefer goes over to the teletype machine and after only a few hundred commands and keystrokes the machine comes to life and spits out the following…

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  29. Part 135 Operators SMS in Europe Requirement
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