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June 21, 2007
Flight training providers and flight instructors have more time to complete recurrent security awareness training. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued an exemption on June 8, allowing flight school employees and instructors to take the recurrent training up to one month before or one month after their annual renewal month.
The TSA granted the three-month window because flight training providers and flight schools commented that the one-month time frame for recurrent training was too restrictive. AOPA continues to advocate with the TSA that a better approach would be to require the security training every two years instead of annually to coincide with the renewal of flight instructor certificates.
This move will give flight schools a better opportunity to offer the training to multiple employees at once, instead of a few during each person's month of annual recurrent training.
The TSA expects that the window will allow flight schools to simplify their record keeping of training completion and lower costs associated with the recurrent training.
June 21, 2007
Transportation Security Administration,
Pilot Training and Certification,
Advocacy and Legislation,
Helicopter training is generally very safe. So why do run-on takeoffs and landings feel so wrong?
A House bill that would force FAA to go through the rulemaking process before imposing new policies for sleep disorders has passed a key committee.
The House has passed a bill requiring the TSA to consult stakeholders, including general aviation representatives, before making major changes to security policy.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.