Airman Regulation

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General aviation and the GAO report

Advocacy | Mar 06, 2014

The GAO released its report “Aviation Workforce: Current and Future Availability of Airline Pilots,” and general aviation has a strong interest in its findings.

AOPA to work with FAA, industry to make pilot testing relevant

Advocacy | Feb 12, 2014

AOPA plans to join a new FAA-industry working group that will help make pilot training and testing more relevant.

AOPA asks FAA to rescind new training standards

Advocacy | Jan 13, 2014

AOPA asks the FAA to rescind a new training policy and consider efficiency of simulator time.

Industry-FAA Working Group Releases Recommendations To Improve Pilot Training

News release | Nov 08, 2013

Industry-FAA Working Group Co-Chaired by AOPA Releases Recommendations To Improve Pilot Training, Testing

Recommendations to make pilot training, testing more relevant

Advocacy | Nov 07, 2013

Proposed changes to certification standards will make pilot testing and training more relevant, working group says.

Public comments closing on airman training standards

Article | Aug 20, 2013

An Aug. 23 deadline is approaching for the pilot community to submit comments on draft airman certification standards.

Revised training standards released

Article | Jul 24, 2013

Revised training standards for private pilots and the instrument rating, and new proposed standards for instructors have been released for public review.

New training standards would add safety, relevance

Article | Jul 11, 2013

New airman certification standards would make the connection between knowledge and practical tests, AOPA said.

FAA releases final ATP certification rule

Article | Jul 10, 2013

The FAA, as expected, has issued the final rule that increases the qualification requirements for first officers who fly for U.S. passenger and cargo airlines.

FAA agrees to drop dated material from knowledge tests

Article | Jun 26, 2013

The FAA's decision to remove dated material from airman knowledge tests is a positive step on the road to updated certification standards, AOPA said.