The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) are taking the next step in their effort to bolster the pilot population, petitioning FAA to permit recreational pilots to participate in a recurrent online educational program instead of obtaining a third-class medical certificate. The move would reduce a bureaucratic barrier to flight and save pilots up to $250 million over 10 yrs., the associations say. “Our petition offers substantial ...

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