AOPA: NTSB Report Could Mean New Rules

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A new NTSB study of weather-related GA aviation accidents, which AVweb told you about last week, could potentially lead to costly and complex regulation, AOPA has warned. "The NTSB study itself helps highlight the need for ongoing pilot training, but some of its conclusions raise serious concerns," said AOPA President Phil Boyer in a news release on Friday. "If the FAA were to implement any of the recommendations, pilots could be faced with burdensome new requirements that might not significantly improve safety." Several of the study's nine recommendations, such as giving flight instructors access to pilots' records, are of concern, AOPA said. "As always, we will work with the FAA to make sure that whatever is done truly benefits pilots and their safety," said Boyer, and meets a reasonable test in terms of cost and complexity.