FAA Wings Safety Briefings

FaasTeam ”Everything you need to know to be a private pilot”

  • Title: “Everything you need to know to be a private pilot”
  • Topic: What you need to know to be a top quality private pilot
  • Date and Time: October 22, 2016 starting at 1000
  • Speaker: Rick Luke – Master Pilot and Examiner

Description: Join Master Pilot and Examiner Rick Luke and learn what you need to know to become a quality private pilot! A lecture designed to introduce you to, or refresh your memory to the ground school knowledge essential to all pilots. Have a  Flight Review” coming up? This is a chance to listen to a well accredited pilot and examiner educate us on aviation safety and standards.

  • Location: Heritage Flight Museum (HFM), 15053 – Crosswind Drive, Burlington, WA 98233
  • Directions: From I-5, go west on Hwy 20 four miles, then north on Airport/Higgins Road, then left on Crosswind Drive for ½ mile to the HFM on the right.
  • Fly-In? – Yes
  • Seating: 60 plus
  • Sponsoring Division: FASST Team
  • Contact information: John Garrett Phone: 360, 770-3917 jgarrett@fidalgo.net

Additional Information: This event is sponsored locally by the Skagit Airport Support Association (SASA). Coffee and Muffins will be provided.  Volunteers requested to setup before the event, and afterwards.  Thank you.

Previous Briefings:

FAASTeam – How NTSB investigators do their job – FAASafety.gov – Burlington, WA

Topic: How NTSB investigators do their job.
Brief Description: Tom Little will describe how NTSB investigators research an aircraft accident scene.
Date and Time: Saturday, June 18, 2016, starting at 10:00 Pacific
Location of Seminar: Bay Ridge Fire Station, 16220 – Peterson Road, Burlington, WA 98233. (Map)
Directions to Venue: From I-5, go west on Highway 20 four miles, then right or north on Higgin’s Airport Way to Peterson Road, then right 1/2 mile to the Bay Ridge Fire Station.
Fly Ins: A shuttle will be provided from the Corporate Air Center.
Speaker(s): Tom Little NTSB
Food Allowed: Coffee and donuts will be provided.
Registration Information: To register online now and to learn more details and registration information for this seminar, click here!
Sponsoring Division: FAASTeam
Contact Information: John Garrett  Phone: (360) 770-3917  Email: jgarrett@fidalgo.net

FAA Safety Team | Safer Skies Through Education

“The Art of Getting Dirty, or What is Now Called ‘The Advanced Preflight’”

Saturday April 25, 2015 at 10:00 Pacific Daylight Time

Select Number: NM1362174

Location: Hubner Hangar / Skagit Valley Airport
15254 Flight Line Road
Burlington, WA 98233

Directions: The Hubner Hangar is the center hangar in the Chuckanut Building just west of the Skagit Airport Terminal. Walk out of the Terminal and turn right heading west in parallel to 29. It’s the fourth hanger on your right.

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The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the ‘Contact Information’ area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.

The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs: Basic Knowledge 3 – 1 Credit

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Safety Briefing – April 19, 2014 – 10:00am PDT

Please pre register here.

We are very pleased to present an “FAA Wings Seminar” about using electronic tablets in the cockpit on April 19th at the Kitty Hawk.

As you have probably noticed Electronic Tablets are becoming ubiquitous in the world of aviation whether it is filing a flight plan from your easy chair, or planning your way around a thunderstorm – they are quickly taking over.

Steve Podrachik the CEO of Seattle Avionics offers helpful perspective on the ups and downs of this world changing and quickly evolving technology.

Steve has a wealth of experience in the fields of information technology, management and aviation so we seized the opportunity to ask him share his expertise with our aviation community in Skagit Valley.

Date and Time:

April 19, 2014 starting at 10:00am PDT
Optional Pre-Event Breakfast:  Anytime after 9:00am.  Come early for a no-host breakfast/social at the Kitty Hawk Café. Coffee, juice and water will be provided by SASA/EAA during the presentation.

Steve Podrachik – CEO, Seattle Avionics  (bio)

Seminar Description:

This seminar offers perspective on the various concepts in using eTablets in the cockpit and covers the “tradeoffs” involved with various devices. We’ll also discuss the pros and cons of several “apps” and provide some guidelines in selecting an ADS-B receiver and GPS.

Banquet Room (upstairs), Kitty Hawk Café
Skagit Regional Airport (KVBS), 15426 – Airport Drive Burlington, WA 98233 (click for map)
Fly-In Optional to KVBS – tie down in front of the restaurant.
The Banquet Room is 60 participants maximum so please  pre-register for this event by clicking this link.


John Garrett, SASA – President
Cheryl Andrade, Skagit EAA 818 – President
Robert Pinnell, Cascade Aviation – Safety Officer

Questions?  Please Contact: John Garrett, jgarrett@fidalgo.net   360-770-3917 Cell