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Document Title: Airmen Transition to Experimental Airplanes
Summary: This revision of AC 90-109 adds increased emphasis on loss of control issues when transitioning to unfamiliar aircraft. New text focuses on transitioning to other type-certificated aircraft, instead of just experimental aircraft. We added emphasis on awareness of differences in aircraft equipment, suc as advanced avionics and complex equipment like retractable landing gear. We added text identifying the availability of General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) Publication 5, which provides master syllabi for transition training. Lastly, we made updates to safety data and made editorial and style corrections.
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Comments Due: 02/14/2014
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John Linsenmeyer
FAA Flight Standards Service, AFS-810
Airmen Certification & Training Branch
55 M Street SE, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20003

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Document Title: AC 120-109A, Stall Prevention and Recovery Training
Summary: The revision of AC 120-109 provides guidance to air carriers for the implementation of the new requirements in the Qualification, Service, and Use of Crewmembers and Aircraft Dispatchers (part 121 subpart N&O) final rule (provisions §§ 121.419, 121.423, and 121.427) to provide pilots with ground and flight training on stall prevention and recovery.
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Comments Due: 05/12/2014
References: Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations
  • Part 25
  • Part 61
  • Part 91 subpart K
  • Part 121
  • Part 125
  • Part 135
  • Part 142
AC 120-51, Crew Resource Management (CRM)
AC 120-90, Line Operations Safety Audits (LOSA)
FAA Order 8900.1, Volumes 2, 3, and 5
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Susan Hill
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Document Title: AC 120-UPRT, Upset Prevention and Recovery Training
Summary: AC 120-UPRT provides guidance to air carriers for the implementation of the new requirements in the Qualification, Service, and Use of Crewmembers and Aircraft Dispatchers (part 121 subpart N&O) final rule (provisions §§ 121.419, 121.423, and 121.427) to provide pilots with ground and flight training on upset. The AC also provides guidance for some of the flight instructor training requirements contained in §§ 121.412 and 121.414.
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Comments Due: 05/12/2014
References: Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations
  • Part 25
  • Part 61
  • Part 91 subpart K
  • Part 121
  • Part 125
  • Part 135
  • Part 142
AC 120-51, Crew Resource Management (CRM)
AC 120-90, Line Operations Safety Audits (LOSA)
FAA Order 8900.1, Volumes 2, 3, and 5
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Susan Hill
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Document Title: AC 90-89B Amateur Built Aircraft and Ultralight Flight Testing Handbook
Summary: This Advisory Circular (AC) serves as point of reference for ground-based and airborne maintenance and airworthiness checks that should be performed after modifications to amateur built, Experimental, Operating Light-Sport Aircraft (ELSAs), and ultralight aircraft. This information is intended for pilots and builders to use to help address causal factors behind fatal accidents arising from a loss of control (LOC) during flight. These factors were identified by Loss of Control Working Group (LOCWG) and approved by the GAJSC.
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Comments Due: 05/05/2014
References: Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR)
  • Part 21
  • Part 91
  • Part 103
FAA-H-8083A, Airplane Flying Handbook
FAA-H-8083-25A, Pilot���s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
FAA-H-8083-1A Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook
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Susan Hill
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Document Title: AC 61-98C, Currency Requirements and Guidance for the Flight Review and Instrument Proficiency Check
Summary: This advisory circular (AC) provides information for certificated pilots and flight instructors to use in complying with the flight review required by Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61, § 61.56 and the recent flight experience requirements of § 61.57. This AC is particularly directed to General Aviation (GA) pilots holding sport or higher grades of pilot certificates who wish to maintain currency and to certificated flight instructors (CFI) who give flight instruction to support such activities. This AC does not apply to training programs or proficiency checks conducted pursuant to 14 CFR part 121 or 135, nor to curriculums approved pursuant to 14 CFR part 142.
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Comments Due: 05/10/2014
References: Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR):
  • Part 61, Certification: Pilots, Flight Instructors, and Ground Instructors
  • Part 91, General Operating and Flight Rules
– AC 60-28, English Proficiency
– AC 61-65, Certification: Pilots and Flight and Ground Instructors
– AC 61-89, Pilot Certificates: Aircraft Type Ratings
– AC 61-91, WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program
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Emily Rogers
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Document Title: AC 61-83H: Nationally Scheduled, FAA-Approved, Industry-Conducted Flight Instructor Refresher Course
Summary: This advisory circular (AC) provides information and standards for the preparation and approval of training course outlines (TCO) for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)��approved, industry conducted flight instructor refresher courses (FIRC) in accordance with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61, § 61.197(a)(2)(iii).
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Comments Due: 05/10/2014
References: Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR):
  • Part 61, § 61.197, Renewal Requirements for Flight Instructor Certification
  • Part 61, § 61.56, Flight Review
  • Part 61, § 61.57, Recent Flight Experience: Pilot in Command
  • Part 141, Pilot Schools
Title 49 of the United States Codes (49 U.S.C.) § 44702
FAA Order 8000.38, Aviation Safety Inspector Credential Program
FAA Order 8900.1, Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)
FAA Form 8710-1, Airman Certification and/or Rating Application
FAA-S-8081-4, Instrument Rating Practical Test Standards
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Kristin Renaut
1625 K Street NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
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