FAA Is Considering A Change To Pilot Training Rules

Commercial pilots have a lot of responsibility placed in their hands in the form of people’s lives. The Federal Aviation Administration enacted a rule last year that required prospective commercial pilots to log 1,500 hours of time in the air. This new rule came into effect as a response to grieving families who lost loved ones in an airplane crash due to an error made by the pilot but this may be changing.

The Airlines vs The Families

According to an article published by The Buffalo News, The FAA is contemplating a revision to the law that calls for more flight hours. One possible reason for this change to the rule may be due to the fact that airlines are complaining that the new requirement is leading to a decline in qualified pilots. The FAA claims that the possible revision is a response to an industry that is always evolving.

Family members of those that died on the Flight 3407 crash in are against this new revision because they have pushed for more training since 2009. They believe that the stricter requirements of cockpit experience will enhance the ability of commercial pilots and help prevent pilot errors in the future.

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1 Comment

  1. Bob Lowe on July 5, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Thanks for the post. I agree that flying commercially can be a rather stressful job. Like you said, they have a lot of peoples lives in their hands. I can see that the more training they have as well as actually hands on flight time can increase their experience and knowledge of different situations. Plus, I think with more training the more likely a pilot will be able to get the job they want most.

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