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401 N Ash Ave
Lubbock, TX 79403
(806) 775-2058

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Always call the Briefer!!
From time to time GA Safety Briefing shares impactful contributions from guest contributors. We would like to thank Dan Lightner for courageously sharing his story. On August 18th, 2017, I took a flight that I’ll never forget. On that day the local CBS 21 news meteorologist and close friend, Tom Russell and I arranged to go on a short flight together. The plan was to take my two boys Evan and Austin, ages eight and nine, on a short scenic flight to talk about the weather. “I had no reason to call for a briefing that day. Or so I thought.” That morning I did my pre-flight briefing via DUATS connected with ForeFlight. ForeFlight is a great example of how technology has revolutionized the way we do things in general aviation. When I was taking lessons in 1998, my instructor preached the importance of calling for a flight briefing before all flights. After becoming a private pilot and gaining a good bit of experience, I started using only legal online briefing sources for my short flights. I thought that was more than sufficient. All the other pilots around me were doing the same. I’ll be the first to admit that calling for a briefing does seem a little “old-school” with all the technology we have today. That said, I always call 1-800-WX-BRIEF when planning longer trips with flight following. It’s just a habit I never broke. But again, this was just a short flight close to home where rarely anything exciting happens. So, I had no reason to call for a briefing that day. Or so I thought. Checking for TFRs At the time of my flight, there had been an unusually high number of TFRs popping up around Washington DC, CT, NJ, NY etc. As a result, I was definitely looking for anything which could present a problem. But when I scanned the TFR report that morning, I saw nothing about the upcoming 11:00AM Presidential TFR just west of our field. Yes, that’s right. There was a POTUS TFR scheduled that day. The day I was flying. At the same time of day I planned to fly. But I had no idea. The TFR never showed up on my iPad via ForeFlight. But everything was working as normally that day, or so I believed. At around 10:00AM I left the house to head to my favorite place in the world, the Carlisle airport. I began my internal cockpit and external preflight. Everything checked out, both with the plane and upcoming flight. I once again checked my ForeFlight while connected to DUATs for one last review of the weather and TFRs in the area. I do this because I live close to Camp David (P-40), just north of the Washington DC airspace, and also because I have a US war college in my home town. One just never knows what might “pop up.” “Little did I know I was minutes from inadvertently busting a Presidential TFR.” The Flight When Tom arrived, he was excited and ready to go. I gave him a personal briefing, then checked my app one more time. I have the habit of leaving my TFR “layer” enabled all the time on ForeFlight. Why wouldn’t you? It’s a great feature and has worked perfectly in the past. I’m sure we’ve all seen the Caution: TFR Ahead message before, along with the reminders to listen to ATIS, or “Traffic at 2 O’Clock.” I mean, this is truly one fantastic app. Everything looked good, so I started the engine. I pulled up to the hold line of runway 28 to complete our runup in the 2000 Cessna 172SP. We started our back taxi at 10:58AM for departure... just two minutes before the unknown Presidential TFR went active 8 miles off the end of runway 28. Full throttle, and off we went. While in flight I was showing Tom some of the great technology installed in the aircraft. I had my normal synchronization configured between the Garmin 345 ADS-B transponder, Garmin 430W, and ForeFlight for updates. Traffic and weather were displaying normally, but no TFRs around N94 ever displayed. It was just business as usual that day, flying around Central PA. Little did I know I was minutes away from inadvertently busting a Presidential TFR. Throughout our spaghetti-like flight path, I was keeping an eye my iPad. I noticed it was depicting traffic to our northwest. The proximity was close and I wasn’t sure if the traffic was aware of our presence. Since we had no place important to be, I chose to make a southeast turn to avoid getting any closer to the target. I realized later that this was the exact time I was already a mile-plus inside the TFR. Looking back on the flight path, I was in this restricted airspace for only a few minutes. I would guess that I was about 2-3 nautical miles “deep” in the airspace before exiting it. Had this other aircraft not been close and visible on the screen thanks to ADS-B, I may have continued penetrating that TFR that morning. Could this aircraft had been an interceptor? I have to assume it was a good possibility. I will never know since I was never actually intercepted. I turned around before allowing the target to come any closer to us. That aircraft was a blessing that day. Whoever you were, thank you. You just busted a Presidential TFR, my friend We were only up for 0.6 hours that day; the flight home was short. I reported my position on the CTAF/UNICOM frequency as I entered the traffic pattern. The office manager sternly radioed me while I was on downwind: “Make it a full stop landing and report to the office immediately!” The first thing that crossed my mind was, did something happen to my wife or a family member? Was a loved one in a car accident? Never once did it cross my mind that I had just busted a Presidential TFR. As soon as I shut down, the office manager approached the aircraft with disturbing news. “You just busted a Presidential TFR, my friend. Call this number ASAP.” These were the thoughts running through my head: Never in a million years would I ever play games with an active TFR, especially a Presidential TFR! I recalled my recent flight to Danbury, CT, which I felt proved that I understood the importance of TFRs and proper flight planning skills to avoid situations like this. For that flight, President Trump was in New Jersey, and I was well briefed on my boundaries. I was made aware of the weather and TFRs by calling 1-800-WX-BRIEF, DUATS via ForeFlight, and during communication on Flight Following via ATC. It’s important enough that it bears repeating: I have always called for a flight briefing when going on an extended flight. Flying is my life. I take it very seriously. I’m always trying to improve my skillset as a pilot. Before even calling Potomac approach I double-checked my ForeFlight screen for TFRs. I even took screenshots so I’d have proof that it wasn’t displaying anything. I rebooted my iPad and relaunched ForeFlight. Lo and behold, after a simple reboot, the TFR over Hagerstown lit up like a Christmas tree. I can’t begin to describe the numb feeling, and the lump I had in my throat at that very moment. Coming to grips with what happened Nervously, I called Potomac approach as instructed and acknowledged my mistake with the manager on duty. After giving him my information -- mind you on the recorded line -- I put the plane away and headed home. As soon as I arrive at the house I booted up the laptop and filled out a NASA report (NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System) online. Since this was an honest mistake, I felt I had nothing to hide. I wanted to be a proactive as I could be that day. I wanted to take every possible measure to ensure I could communicate to the FAA and Secret Service that I was sorry and that I would never make a mistake like this again. I filled out the report and in the description, I typed a one-line sentence, “I inadvertently entered a Presidential TFR.” I submitted the report and saved a copy for my records. “I knew I had to change the way I prepared for a flight. I never should have relied on technology to provide me with the most accurate information.” Next, I called AOPA and spoke with their legal service department. I basically wanted to gather some information on what else I could do to ensure that the FAA and Secret Service understood I was in full cooperation throughout this process. I was advised by the attorney that the FAA and Secret Service would be in touch at some point to discuss my situation. The attorney suggested that when they called, to tell the person on the other line that I was busy and couldn’t talk now, but was fully willing to answer all questions regarding the event during a call back. Basically, his advice was to avoid answering any questions without the assistance of an attorney on-board to coach me. Return to normal life Two days passed and there was no word from anyone regarding my mishap. I thought more about what the attorney recommended about scheduling a call back. Personally, I didn’t like the advice. I had nothing to hide. By not taking that initial call, I thought it would make me look bad. Let’s be honest: if a black SUV had pulled up that night, I sure wasn’t going to tell them to come back after dinner. I had nothing to hide and I was ready to honestly answers any questions they had for me. Despite a few sleepless nights, I returned to normal life with an extra eye over my shoulders waiting for the Secret Service to show up, and a phone call from the FAA. Let me also add that my wife wasn’t exactly happy with me, either. I mean, seriously, breaking a Presidential TFR is no joke. The certificate that I had worked so very hard to earn had been placed in jeopardy due to what had happened. Recognizing what went wrong I knew I had to change the way I prepared for a flight. I never should have relied on technology to provide me with the most accurate information; nor should I have relied on the technology to work from the start. This wasn’t even a situation in which ForeFlight wasn’t reporting the TFR; my personal ForeFlight app or Apple iOS device was experiencing some kind of technical problem. In hindsight, I wish I had called for a TFR briefing that morning. Although this TFR was posted 24 hour ahead, I never received my normal AOPA email notification; I never saw an email from the FAA Safety Briefing that I get for TFRs; I never saw it on my DUATs via ForeFlight briefing; and I had not watched the news to know President Donald Trump was coming to town. The only two possible safety nets I had left were calling for a briefing, and requesting flight following... neither of which I did for short flights over my hometown. I learned the hard way that day: regardless of the type of flight being conducted, a TFR briefing from 1-800-WX-BRIEF would be my last checklist item before starting the engine going forward. “Hi, my name is David and I’m calling from the FAA. Do you have a few minutes to talk?” Three weeks passed. I continued flying. I built a new habit into my routine: I called for a TFR briefing before each flight. I still used ForeFlight as my secondary briefing source. I also attended a safety webinar called 101 Flight Briefing. I even took a few FAA WINGS classes online. Honestly, this something that all us pilots should be do every few months. It’s just good practice. I self-performed all these tasks to show the FAA how serious I was about making change happen. The Phone Call On Friday September 8th, 2017, my phone rang while I was at my desk. I answered the call as always: “Dan speaking.” “Hi, my name is David and I’m calling from the FAA. Do you have a few minutes to talk?” came the response. This was it. “Absolutely, I do. I’ve been awaiting your call,” I replied. He must have sensed that I was nervous, because the first thing David said was, “Do yourself a favor and take a deep breath. Relax.” David went on to tell me that he wasn’t calling to scare me or cause me any undue stress. He was professional and friendly. And sure enough, I felt no need to ‘stress out’ over his call. David explained that he had reviewed my flight history along with the flight path that day. He said that on August 18th, I did everything 99% correct... “But!” “What could you have done better?” David asked. My immediate response was, “I could’ve taken two minutes to call 1-800-WX-BRIEF for a TFR Briefing.” “You’re correct!” he replied. I could hear him smiling as he talked. “That is the only official TFR briefing that will ensure you have the latest and most accurate information on file.” At this point David told me that my situation fell under the FAA Compliance Philosophy. And that was a “Good Thing.” I was not given a suspension, or anything else that day. I believe the conversation was to identify the problem and mitigate if from ever happening in the future. Just Culture and the FAA’s Compliance Philosophy You may be asking yourself, what’s that? If you’re like me, you may not know... until you have a reason to learn about it. Trust me, it’s a great thing for pilots. In 2015, the FAA embraced the "Just Culture" concept and implemented their new Compliance Philosophy. David had provided a brochure on the initiative for me to read. I was asked to acknowledge that I understood the program. I was also given an electronic form that asked very specific questions regarding the flight that day; questions like “How did you go about obtaining your briefing?” And others, such as how many hours of sleep did I get, and did I feel rushed that morning. Although he gave me a few days to complete it, I wanted to move forward with efficiency and purpose. I filled out all the paperwork honestly, with as much detail as necessary, and returned it that very same day via email. Since my conversation with David I’ve gone about my flying and daily tasks. I have no clue if or when I’ll ever hear back from the FAA again. Since my error I’ve made it habit to call for a TFR briefing before every single flight. It’s as easy and natural as fastening your seatbelt, which of course we do even for those short flights around the pattern. Dan’s Self-Correcting Actions Here’s my list. ALWAYS call 1-800-WX-BRIEF for a TFR briefing, even when staying in the local area or even in the traffic pattern. Do this within 30 minutes of your departure. The closer to your departure time, the better. Always carefully review TFRs and other critical information when self-briefing via DUATS as a secondary check. If available, contact ATC for fight following, traffic monitoring, TFRs, NOTAMs, WX alerts, and other useful info. Monitor 121.5 or nearby ATC when available. Double check that all portable aviation related devices are properly working and updating prior to start-up. I added myself to the local airport TFR email distribution list as a backup to AOPA. This was tested and working as of 8/22... but I’ll only view this as a backup. Regularly attend seminars and other training sources to improve piloting skills and aviation knowledge. Learning from the mistake I’m sharing this in the hopes that others will learn from my mistake. Avoid the stress, paperwork, and sleepless nights which I endured. Do not take online resources or technology for granted. Talking to a live voice is not only what the FAA wants you to do, it’s the most accurate information available to you. All the disclaimers at the bottom of the FAA TFR briefing sites, ForeFlight, DUATs, and so on prove that theory. They specifically advise pilots to call 1-800-WX-BRIEF for the latest TFR information. Legally, that call is so important to have on file! Although other legal sources are approved by the FAA, only one will protect you in case you penetrate a TFR. Always make that call. Dan Lightner is a private pilot based in Carlisle, PA. Dan is a fractional owner of a Cessna 172S. He uses the aircraft for weekend getaways and Saturday morning breakfast runs. He has been flying since 1998 and hopes to complete his instrument rating by the end of 2017. Editor’s note: additional resources can be found here: FAA Compliance Philosophy - learn about it here. “TFRs and EFBs, Oh My...” - GA Safety Briefing’s in-depth discussion on the pitfalls of using EFBs and other on-line sources to stay abreast of TFRs. NORAD/FAA Intercept Procedures - hope you never have to use them, but be familiar with them anyway. AOPA’s “Know Before You Go” course - prepare in advance when you navigate today’s complicated airspace.

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Hello Hub City Aviation Students and Fellow Pilots! This last Monday we kicked off the online ground school with a session on airspace! Unfortunately, we didn't realize that we were going to be competing with the Cowboys game. So, the class on airspace will be offered again this Sunday at 9pm! The session will be conducted through an online meeting group that you access through a specific link, which is provided below. Here are some details about the upcoming class... When is it? Sunday, October 1st at 9pm How long is it? This particular class is a one-time session that will last one hour. How much does it cost? The cost will be $10. If you log in and join the session, your Hub City account will be billed the $10. Who is this for? Any aviation student who wants to learn, or refresh their knowledge of the National Airspace System. Who is teaching the class? Hub City Aviation's CFII, Sonny Borba, will be teaching this session. How do I join the session? At the designated meeting time, click on the link below to join. How is the content delivered? This will be presented live with screen sharing and voice over IP. Can I ask questions? Yes. Questions can be asked at any time over voice or through messaging. So, if you're interested in this one-time class, click the link below when Sunday, the 1st at 9pm comes around. See you there! --------------------------------- Airspace Sun, Oct 1, 2017 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM CDT Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/711676213 You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (646) 749-3112 Access Code: 711-676-213
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Hub City Aviation Academy is with Will Strieder.
Beautiful flight on top of the clouds while shooting approaches. Great day for IFR training.