FAA vs. Airman: Be Very Afraid!

EDITORIAL. If you think the FAA and NTSB learned their lessons after the public relations catastrophe surrounding the Bob Hoover affair, you'd be wrong. As recent FAA persecutions of designated examiner Howard Fried and flight instructor Mike Taylor prove, when a FSDO inspector decides to go after your certificates, don't count on much justice from the system. We think these cases are disgraceful, and that changes are needed to prevent such abuses in the future.

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