Have you heard the news? The testing standards that FAA Designated Pilot Examiners use to test airman for pilot certification is changing! The Practical Test Standards are in the process of being replaced with the Airman Certification Standards!

The process of creating the new standards begins with the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee. The LTA balloon community is represented well on the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee by Dave Sullivan and Emelia Bernava. We fortunate to have been asked to provide input on this project to Emelia.

The Private Pilot standards have been approved by the ARAC and forwarded to the FAA for further development, implementation and public comment.

With that, here is the first public viewing of what will become our new Private Pilot Airman Certification Standards! This is NOT THE OFFICIAL AND FINAL DOCUMENT, rather the first look at what the new standards will look like. We look forward to using the new standards in certification soon!

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!