New Pilot Certification and Qualification Requirements

HR 5900 Since Congress became involved in determining pilot qualifications (fall out of the Colgan Air accident), several Aviation Rulemaking Committees (ARC) have been working to finalize new requirements.  A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) was expected to come out …

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AP IMPACT: Automation in the air dulls pilot skill

Automation prompts safety officials’ concern about pilots’ skills Airplanes are become increasingly automated, leading some safety officials to raise concerns that pilots might be losing their in-flight instincts, which could be troublesome when faced with an issue. Rory Kay, co-chairman …

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Experts Urge “Sweeping” Changes in Pilot Training

Training for airline pilots should utilize more-realistic simulators and focus more on manual flying skills, according to a new report by a panel of experts, The Wall Street Journal reported this week. The 54-page report, which was requested by Congress, …

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