The FAA has updated airman certification standards to reflect recent changes in its operation and new rules that have been adopted and they go into effect on June 11. AOPA says the changes were developed by the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee Airman Certification System working group and are mostly designed to accommodate recent changes, such as the adoption of BasicMed. One relatively major change is giving the evaluator the option to ask a pilot on checkride to do a full aerodynamic stall.
“The integrated standards incorporate all the knowledge, risk management, and skill elements needed for a certificate or rating—clearly defining what an applicant is expected to know, consider, and do in order to pass and to also be a safe pilot,” said David Oord, AOPA’s senior director of regulatory affairs and chair of the Airman Certification System working group. The FAA will host a webinar on the changes June 6.