Thursday, July 12, 2007

FAA History Lesson -- July 12



From the FAA Historical Chronology, 1926-1996...

”Jul 12, 1994: FAA dedicated its National Aviation Safety Data Analysis Center (NASDAC). Located at national headquarters, NASDAC provided access to safety-related computer data bases and relevant reference material in printed form. A new and improved NASDAC formally opened on Mar 14, 1996. ”

If you can only figure out how to get to it. That’s assuming you’d actually want to surf into hallways of aviation safety geekdom.

NASDAC’s page is now found at this link:

www.asias.faa.gov

As soon as you click on it your web browser will do a few strange gyrations and you’ll wind on a page that says:

“WELCOME TO THE AVIATION SAFETY INFORMATION ANALYSIS AND SHARING (ASIAS) SYSTEM “

You can get lost on your own from there. Personally, I usually click on the “Data & Information” tab, then the “Aviation Safety Reporting System” link. You might be interested in other places. Happy surfing. Or should I say, "Good luck." ?

Don Brown
July 12, 2007

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