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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A state-of-the art medical facility on remote Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay serves as a lasting memorial to the late Dr. David B. Nichols’ dedication to providing medical care to the community for 30 years. Now, Nichols’ aviation legacy—flying a Cessna 182 or Robinson R44 to the island every Thursday to provide that care—is set in stone.
Even brief flight under actual conditions can expose how well your basic instrument flying is serving.
The AOPA Medical Advisory Board is the latest group to urge quick action on the proposed FAA rule that would allow thousands more pilots to fly without the need for a third class medical certificate.
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