"TIME TO CLOSE THE BOOK ON AGE 60"
The FAA will propose a new
rule that would raise the retirement age for airline pilots to 65, FAA
Administrator Marion Blakey said today. During a speech at the National
Press Club in Washington, D.C., Blakey reiterated the history of the
age-60 rule, and said, "This is a change whose time has come." Issues of
experience and equity clearly support change, she said, as well as the
need for "global harmonization" with international rules, which as of
last November allow for one pilot on airline crews to be over 60. Safety
will be enhanced by keeping experienced pilots in the cockpit, she said.
The new rule will apply only to pilots who haven't reached 60 by the
time the rule takes effect. More...
BOWL TFR TO BE ESTABLISHED IN MIAMI
The FAA has issued a Notam restricting flight in the Miami area during
the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 4. There will be a 30-nm-radius TFR
centered on the FLL VOR's 214-degree radial at 8.4 miles, extending up
to FL180. It will be in effect from 4 p.m. until 11:59 p.m EST on
Sunday. Also, there will be a smaller 10-nm-radius GA no-fly zone in
effect within the larger TFR during that same time. More...