An FAA/industry working group has recently drafted new Airman Certification Standards (ACS) documents that aim to provide a more integrated and systematic approach to airman certification testing and training. These documents specifically address knowledge and flight proficiency requirements for the private pilot certificate and instrument rating. They also support the FAA’s goal of reducing fatal general aviation accidents by incorporating task-specific risk management considerations with the flying skills outlined in existing practical test standards. Given the importance of this effort, the working group asked the FAA to establish a public docket (Docket Number FAA-2013-0316) for review and comment. In addition to the previous link, you can also access the documents by entering the docket number in the search menu when you go to www.regulations.gov. There is a link on the right menu bar for submission of comments. As comments post, they will be available for review in the same docket.The deadline for comments is May 24, 2013.
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