FAA increases minimum hours required for co-pilots

08/8/2013 | KVOA Communications (Tucson, Ariz.)

The Federal Aviation Administration changed the minimum requirements for co-pilots on Aug. 1. Co-pilots need to have at least 1,500 hours of flight time, instead of the previous minimum of 250 hours of flight time. "It does mean that I will have to instruct a lot longer and teach more. But it's always a good opportunity to build that experience," said Andrew Stevens, an instructor at Sonoran Wings Flight Training Centre instructor in Arizona.

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KVOA Communications (Tucson, Ariz.)

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