January 9, 2014
By now, most CFIs are familiar with the TSA requirements contained in 49 CFR Part 1552. Subpart A of Part 1552 relates to alien flight training, and Subpart B relates to flight school security awareness training (initial and recurrent). Flight instructors who provide flight training to aliens or to TSA-designated individuals must abide by the rules in Subpart A, and Subpart B applies more generally to flight and ground instructors, whether or not the student is a U.S. citizen.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has awarded its third annual Flight Training Excellence Awards to top flight schools and flight instructors ranked by more than 3,600 flight students who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience through an AOPA online poll.
For decades, pilots have headed to Bay Bridge Airport in the Chesapeake Bay for scenic coastal flying and great seafood. Check it out after attending the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In on Oct. 4.
Maintenance experts have asked the FAA to clarify whether recurring inspections of Cessna 210-series aircraft can be mandated without following required rulemaking procedures.
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