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Runway Safety

Online Course

Runway Safety Online Course

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Where am I, where am I going? Whether departing from or arriving at an airport, cockpit distractions, confusing airport layouts, and miscommunications can spell trouble. Add surface vehicles and airport blind spots to the mix and you’ve got a complex environment in which to operate. Improve your situational awareness and communication habits with practical, down-to-earth guidance offered in this course. Real-world scenarios and case studies underscore intricacies of airport surface operations.

This course qualifies for AOPA Accident Forgiveness and FAA Wings.

What you will learn:

  • Getting familiar with your taxi route
  • Identifying airport hot spot areas
  • Locating taxiways and runways on the ground and from the air
  • How to resist the lure of cockpit distractions
  • Decoding runway signage, markings, and lighting
  • Best practices at towered and non-towered airports
  • Why proper communication matters
  • Appropriate use of aircraft lights
Tablet: Compatible
Length: 40 mins
Topic: Training & Proficiency, Decision Making
FAA WINGS: Eligible*
Accident Forgiveness: Eligible

*WINGS credits are submitted to the FAA automatically when added to your ASI transcript and will appear on your FAA transcript shortly after. Remember the email address used for your AOPA web account—the one that you will use to earn your ASI completion certificate for credit—MUST MATCH YOUR FAA WINGS ACCOUNT email address, or you will not receive WINGS credit. Thank you.