September 7, 2012
By Ron Golden
Early in our flying careers we learn that the pilot in command (PIC) is responsible for the safe completion of a flight. If there is a violation of the FARs during the flight, the PIC is likely the one in trouble with FAA. It may be good to be the king, but it comes at a price, so you better know who is the king!
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The Flying Physicians Association (FPA) has become the latest group to lend support to third-class medical reform and urge government officials to speed up their review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The NPRM would expand the number of pilots who could fly without needing to obtain a third-class medical certificate, a standard that has been successfully used by sport pilots for a decade.
A survey of flying doctors found that 80 percent favor third class medical reform.
Two tragic accidents that occurred within a week of each other, involved pilot incapacitation at high altitudes.
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