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Briefing March 2015 Issue

Briefing: March 2015

FAA Withdraws Sim Rule Change

The FAA has withdrawn a rule that would have allowed greater use of simulators for instrument training because two people thought it was a bad idea. The agency issued the final rule in December, allowing up to 20 hours (doubling the previous maximum of ten) on an approved training device toward an instrument rating. The FAA issued the rule as a “direct to final rule” with no preliminary request for public comment. Under the rules about rules, if anyone complains about such a rule after the fact, it has to be rescinded. In this case, two people who commented after the rule was posted opposed it, so the agency has to start over and re-post the rule before it can be approved and enacted.

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