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FAA Knowledge Test ARC Group Will Include NAFI Participation

NAFI HEADQUARTERS, ALLEGAN, MICH. (September 23, 2011) - FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt announced Friday at the AOPA Summit that a new Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) had been created to continue the evaluation process that began a few months ago.  The ARC will begin meeting in mid-October and work to evaluate the knowledge testing process that the FAA uses to develop and administer tests for airmen pursuing ratings and certificates

AOPA and NAFI had met with FAA and other industry representatives over the last few months, and this ARC is the result of those discussions.  “We are excited to that the FAA is taking this step to continue evaluation of the knowledge testing process and know that as a group, jointly between the FAA and industry representatives, we can continue to improve the process by which pilots learn and are tested,” said NAFI Executive Director Jason Blair.

ARC participants include but are not limited to groups such as AOPA, NAFI, and AABI,  collegiate educational programs and a variety of FAA representatives with experience in knowledge test development and implementation.

NAFI will provide information to members as this process develops and is pleased to be able to represent the flight training community in this effort.

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) is an international organization dedicated to raising and maintaining the professional standing of flight instructors. NAFI is the largest flight instructor association. NAFI advocates on behalf of its members and the interests of the over 90,000 certified flight instructors in the United States. NAFI has served as the voice of aviation education since inception in 1967 and serves the full spectrum of the flight instructor community.

For more information, visit www.NAFINet.org or call 866-806-6156.