AVweb’s Monday Podcast: Could New Air-Tour Rule Spell Trouble for Young Eagles?

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Young Eagle flights are commercial operations? The FAA February 13 published in the Federal Register a new Air Tour rule that introduces several elements that seem to target commercial operators, but provisions in the preamble appear to limit aircraft type, pilot qualifications, and frequency of flights for any pilot who may seek to frequently take passengers aloft. The Experimental Aircraft Association is particularly concerned that the intent of the rule is misrepresented in its preamble and that if the language is not clarified (or changed), the result will be a very direct and adverse impact on the very successful Young Eagles program. The rule is now final, and AVweb‘s Glenn Pew spoke with Earl Lawrence, who is taking up the cause for EAA and Young Eagles … .

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