FAA wants GA flight checks to be more accessible to airlines

06/16/2009 | Bloomberg

Pilots' records while flying in general aviation could soon become part of the required background check for airline employment as regulators seek to boost the safety of regional airlines. The issue gained urgency when it was discovered that the pilot involved in a fatal commuter crash last February declined to reveal two failed check flights. Currently, pilots must sign a waiver allowing potential employers to access their full flight records, but the FAA may ask Congress to change the law so such records can be more easily obtained.

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