The FAA is holding a
training session on field approvals and the supplemental type
certificate (STC) application process in Wasilla, Alaska, on
January 7, 2004. AOPA had requested that additional sessions be
held to provide the opportunity for dialog on the impact of policy
changes, which went into effect in Alaska on October 1.
The Wasilla training session follows similar training held in
Fairbanks and Anchorage.
"Field approvals are important in the lower 48 states but
absolutely crucial in Alaska's harsh flying environment," said AOPA
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Melissa Bailey. "After all the
confusion created when the FAA amended the field approval process
in 2002, these training sessions are important to make sure that
inspectors are all working from the same rulebook, and that pilots
understand the process as well."
The sessions in Wasilla are open to both the public and FAA
inspectors. Field approval training is scheduled from 8 a.m. to
noon, followed by STC application training from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Both sessions will be held at 3210 N. Travel Air Drive, in the
Anderson Lake Subdivision. Instructors will include staff from the
FAA Aircraft Certification Office and Flight Standards.