Question of the Week: The FAA Administrator—It's a Tough Job, But Who Will Do It When Blakey Steps Down?

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Last week, AVweb pointed to the trend of regional airlines hiring low(er)-time pilots to fill key positions and asked what the minimum qualifications should be for a new hire at one of these airlines.

As you might have expected, there were quite a few letters on the subject, but most of the AVweb readers who responded to our poll felt that somewhere between 500 and 1,000 hours (and a comm/multi/instrument rating) were sufficient to land a pilot's job.

A complete breakdown of the responses can be viewed here.
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Both FAA Administrator Marion Blakey's term and the current FAA reauthorization legislation expire on September 30, though the aviation community is heavily focused on the latter issue and has largely ignored the former. So we'd like to know who you think should be the next FAA Administrator.

(We've assembled our own short list of potentials; if you choose "other," please e-mail us your choice.)

Click here to answer.

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