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FAA wants copilots to have same experience as captains

This story is an expanded version of a brief in The Inquirer today: The FAA has proposd requiring commercial airline copilots to have the same minimum flight hours as an airline captain -- 1,500 hours -- to be hired. This is another result of the Colgan Air crash near Buffalo in 2009 that was atrributed to pilot error. Read on at this link about the FAA proposal ...

FAA wants copilots to have same experience as captains

This story is an expanded version of a brief in The Inquirer today: The FAA has proposd requiring commercial airline copilots to have the same minimum flight hours as an airline captain -- 1,500 hours -- to be hired. This is another result of the Colgan Air crash near Buffalo in 2009 that was atrributed to pilot error. Read on at this link about the FAA proposal ...

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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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