Reps. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) and Sam Graves (R-Mo.) have introduced a bill in the U.S. House that seeks to abolish the third-class medical certificate for many pilots who fly recreationally.
Capt. David C. Koch, author of “False Security: The Real Story About Airline Safety” and executive director of the Center For Airmanship Excellence, has released a new book, “A Personal Flyer’s Guide to More Enjoyable Flying,” which, he says, “provides guidance for personal flyers on how to adopt a new paradigm in personal flying that makes their flying more enjoyable, more affordable and safer.”
A joint industry-FAA working group has issued recommendations that will offer clearer written and practical test standards for student pilots and those pursuing advanced certificates.
Do you know someone who doesn’t pursue their dream of learning to fly because it costs too much? “The Cheapskate’s Guide to Getting Your Pilot’s License” might be just the ticket for them to get their ticket.
Author Mike Arman, a pilot since 1978 and FAA Advanced Ground School Instructor, guides readers to a license at “half of the retail rate.”
The FAA is targeting pilots (and controllers) with a “proposed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) policy.” Pilots and controllers with a Body Mass Index (calculate yours here) with 40 and higher, will be the initial target.
Federal Air Surgeon Fred Tilton wrote in recent medical bulletin those pilots “will have to be evaluated by a physician who is a board certified sleep specialist.” Those diagnosed with OSA must be treated before they acquire a medical certificate, Tilton wrote.