Friday, 25 July 2014

Pilots Staying Current

The FAA requires three takeoffs and landings every 90-days for pilot proficiency. This came about with long-haul flights with only one takeoff and landing between four pilots. Makes sense. How else
were International pilots supposed to stay current? And when they don't meet that proficiency, they end up in the simulator.

But, did the FAA anticipate that these pilots might not see the inside of an airplane for 3-months, 6-months, 9-months, a year or longerwhen they implemented that rule?

Are three takeoffs and landings in a simulator enough to keep pilots proficient in a plane they rarely fly? What about you, how long does it take you out of the cockpit before you lose the edge?


When you read Flight For Safety, you learn there is a far reaching sinister plot fueled with greed and disregard for human life. Where those you expect to keep you safe, are the very people who are putting your life in jeopardy. But in reality with the current regulations, are the incidents so far reaching? Or could they be industry related to an FAR that is perhaps being abused?

If you have not read Flight For Safety yet, it's time.

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