TRANSCRIPT. This is an edited transcript of an on-line conference held July 9, 1996, with Anthony Broderick, former FAA Associate Administrator for Regulation and Certification. Long the FAA's top-ranking safety official, and having earned both friends and enemies for his consistent opposition to excessive and heavy-handed regulation of the airline industry, Broderick took early retirement from the agency at the end of June in the high-level FAA shakeup that occurred in the wake of the ValuJet crash. The on-line conference took place in the CompuServe Aviation Forum (AVSIG), which is the oldest, largest and most active on-line aviation group. It was moderated by Mike Busch, editor-in-chief of AVweb, who has moderated AVSIG's on-line conferences for many years. Broderick has been an active AVSIG participant since the late '80s, the first high-ranking FAA official to make himself accessible on-line. He has remained active on-line since his departure from the agency.
By Tony Broderick
, Special thanks to Mike Busch and Mike Overly. | July 9, 1996