FAA training: “VFR/IFR Decisions”

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“VFR/IFR Decisions”
Topic: VFR/IFR Decisions
On Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 18:00
Location:
Broward College
7200 Pines Blvd
building 68, room 175 (Southern Breeze Café)
Hollywood, FL 33024
Select Number:
SO1958434

Description:
This presentation designed for pilots of all levels will cover several areas in making decisions about whether to fly VFR or IFR. What is the legal and practical definition of VFR? When is an IFR clearance required and who is authorized to fly it? What are the consequences of flying in weather that is less than VFR? The speaker will discuss real world scenarios to allow the participants to gain insight to making proper go/no-go flying decisions.

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The sponsor for this seminar is: FAASTeam, South Florida FSDO 19

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Basic Knowledge 3 – 1 Credit

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Good video on the benefits and shortcomings of NexRad radar onboard aircraft.  It points out that the information can be better than on-board radar systems, but pilots should be aware of lag time of the data received and not cut it too close.

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AIRLINES FACE A PILOT SHORTAGE BOEING REPORT SAYS

1377782693000-American-Airlines-PlanesMIAMI — Airlines will need nearly half a million new commercial pilots worldwide by 2032 as they expand their fleets, an industry forecast released today predicts.

Boeing, the Chicago-based airline manufacturer, said today that airlines will have to hire 498,000 pilots — about 25,000 each year — to support all the new aircraft they are expected to add to their fleets over the next two decades. They also will need 556,000 new maintenance technicians, or about 28,000 a year.

Boeing’s outlook, released today during the launch of the 787 flight training center at its campus here, predicts demand for pilots will grow in all regions except for Europe. The projected increase in pilot demand is greater than what Boeing had indicated in previous forecasts. It is particularly driven by airlines’ interest in single-aisle aircraft, the company said.

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But other factors are coming into play, analysts say. Thousands of pilots are retiring this year just as the Federal Aviation Administration is introducing new rules requiring new training and more rest in between flights.

The FAA announced a new rule last month requiring co-pilots, or first officers, to get 1,500 hours of flight time for their certification, up from 250 hours.

Starting next year, the minimum rest period before a pilot’s flight duty will increase from eight hours to 10 and must include the ability to get eight hours of sleep in a row.

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“The urgent demand for competent aviation personnel is a global issue that is here now and is very real,” said Sherry Carbary, vice president of Boeing Flight Services. “The key to closing the pilot and technician gap in our industry is enhancing our training with the latest, cutting-edge technologies to attract and retain young people interested in careers in aviation.”

The most pronounced shortage will be in the Asia Pacific region, where 192,300 pilots and 215,300 technicians will be needed, according to Boeing’s forecast.

Even though demand has declined slightly in Europe, the region still will need another 99,700 pilots and 108,200 technicians.

North America follows with a projected demand for 85,700 pilots and 97,900 technicians. Latin America will be in need of 48,600 pilots and 47,600 technicians.