AOPA Offers Statement on the New Airman Standards



“We want pilots to feel that preparing for and taking the knowledge test is a valuable part of their training experience, not a memorization exercise. The new standards are designed to adapt as in-cockpit technology changes and to do a better job of integrating the knowledge and practical tests. The overall result will be a more meaningful experience for pilots and a test that better reflects all the things pilots need to know, do, and consider in order to fly safely.” - David Oord, AOPA senior director of government affairs and chair of the working group

Read about the new airman standards here.


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