Toeing the Line: An FSDO Changes the Definition of "Dual Controls"

The FAA's Flight Standards District Offices (FSDOs) have almost unlimited authority to interpret the FARs as they see fit. In Virginia, one flight school faces a regulatory interpretation by its local FSDO that prohibits the use of an airplane lacking two sets of brake pedals for flight instruction or for CFI practical tests. AVweb examines the implications of that interpretation for aircraft owners and operators.

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