Fri, Jul 30, 2004
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we
reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing
on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"It is a little like the Clinton
era's, 'Don't ask don't tell.' If the FAA knows somebody has a
medical condition, they won't let them fly. But if FAA doesn't know
about someone's medical problem, FAA will let them fly a Light
Source: FAA Administrator Marion Blakey
responding to a question Thursday at Oshkosh. Pilot Mimi Steel told
Blakey, "Take two pilots. One has the 20 hours minimum training
required by Sport Pilot] and has never been to an FAA doctor. The
other is a one-thousand hour pilot who had a medical denied, but
has a valid driver's license. The rule will prevent the
one-thousand hour pilot from flying a Light Sport Aircraft. That
doesn't seem fair."
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