It's been a busy day
for the Paper-Pushers at 800 Independence Avenue... though we sure
whish someone would give them a day off.
The FAA is amending its pilot certification regulations to
establish a second-in-command (SIC) pilot type rating and
associated qualifying procedures. This final rule is needed to
conform FAA pilot type rating requirements to the International
Civil Aviation Organization pilot type rating standards.
The intended effect of this action is to allow U.S. flight crews
to continue to operate in international airspace without the threat
of being grounded for not holding the appropriate pilot type