Alexandria, VA, May 1, 2014 – The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is partnering with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other general aviation stakeholders on a safety campaign during the 2014 flying season titled “Got Weather?” The purpose of the eight month campaign is to help general aviation pilots prepare for the potential weather challenges they may encounter. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and general aviation leaders will officially kick off the Got Weather? campaign this Sunday, May 4th at the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering in Anchorage.
"Weather does not discriminate between the seasoned or novice pilot. We should all refresh our weather safety knowledge and plan carefully to ensure successful flying this season. Let's take advantage of the variety of weather resources available from both the FAA and our industry partners," said NATA President and CEO Thomas L. Hendricks.
The Got Weather? campaign will run through December 2014 and refresh each month to highlight new topics including turbulence, thunderstorms, icing or crosswinds and the resources available to pilots. Pilots can go to one user-friendly website to get fast facts and links to partner videos, safety seminars, quizzes, proficiency programs, online training, case studies, and more. Campaign partners like NATA will also share campaign materials, link to the website, and promote the campaign on social media.
The Got Weather? campaign partners are:
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA)
Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)
GA Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC)
General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
Helicopter Association International (HAI)
National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA)
National Air Transportation Association (NATA)
National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO)
National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI)
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
Soaring Society of America (SSA)
Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE)
University Aviation Association (UAA)
U.S. Parachute Association (USPA)
For more information on the Got Weather? campaign, visit www.faa.gov/go/gotweather. You can also follow the campaign on NATA’s Twitter, Facebook, and website.
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