Wayne Hicks Posted July 22, 2005 Share Posted July 22, 2005 A news snippet from the AOPA epilot: FAA ANNOUNCES PLAN FOR NEW SECURITY-RELATED TRAINING The airspace around Washington, D.C., is undeniably complex. And security TFRs can pop up anywhere. But with recent incursions leading to the evacuation of the Capitol and White House, lawmakers are unwilling to settle for the status quo. That's why AOPA has invested hundreds of hours in working to turn their focus from onerous mandates and harsh punishments to education. Today, those efforts received a boost when the FAA announced a new training program during a security hearing before the House Committee on Government Reform. The proposal will require pilots nationwide to complete a restricted-airspace awareness training program, such as the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's "Know Before You Go" online course or an FAA safety seminar. Pilots would need to make a logbook endorsement and would receive a completion certificate that they'd be required to carry with them during flights into the ADIZ. Pilots within 100 miles of the ADIZ would have 30 days to comply, while pilots elsewhere would be given 120 days. "This kind of approach is far more reasonable than some of the reactionary proposals we've heard recently," Boyer said. "It just makes sense to educate pilots so they can avoid making a mistake." See AOPA Online ( http://www.aopa.org/whatsnew/newsit...050721adiz.html ). Quote Wayne Hicks Cozy IV Plans #678 http://www.ez.org/pages/waynehicks Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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