Notice of Public Meeting: Updating the Flight Instructor Renewal Process To Enhance Safety of Flight, 73014-73015 [2010-29921]

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[FR Doc. 2010–29546 Filed 11–26–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7535–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 61 Notice of Public Meeting: Updating the Flight Instructor Renewal Process To Enhance Safety of Flight Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:20 Nov 26, 2010 Jkt 223001 The FAA announces a public meeting to receive industry input as to how to improve the Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) biennial renewal process to enhance the safety of flight in the General Aviation (GA) community. This is an information gathering meeting. DATES: The public meetings will be held on the following dates. • December 6, 2010, from 9 a.m. until no later than 4 p.m., and • December 7, 2010 from 9 p.m. until no later than 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The December 6 and 7, 2010, public meetings will be held at the FAA headquarters building B, located at 600 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591. Because of limited capacity, we ask that all those who anticipate attending the meeting contact Gregory.french@ faa.gov with written confirmation of attendance and the number of members in the attending party. If we find that we are nearing capacity, we may request that those who are planning on sending more than a single representative reduce the number in their party. If this is the case, respondents will be notified by e-mail and/or phone prior to the meeting date. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests to attend this public meeting, questions regarding the logistics of the meeting, and any technical questions should be directed to Inspector Gregory French, AFS–800, General Aviation and Commercial Division, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–8212, facsimile (202) 267–5094, or, preferably, via email at Gregory.french@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background The FAA has been reviewing safety of flight data in the general aviation (GA) community over the last ten years. Even with the advent of new technologies to assist the GA pilot, there has been little improvement in the accident/incident rate among that community of aviators. CFIs are responsible for ensuring that pilots are properly educated to operate safely within the National Airspace System (NAS). For CFIs to accomplish that mission effectively they must be provided the means and knowledge to do so, and there must be some objective method of measuring that information transfer and retention. The FAA has been reviewing indicators that suggest that the processes currently in place may lack sufficient effectiveness in ensuring that CFIs are being provided the best information in the most useful PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 manner. This meeting will elicit input from the community of authorized flight instructor renewal program operators so that the FAA can better analyze how to improve the process. Purpose of the Public Meeting The purpose of this public meeting is for the FAA to hear the public’s views and obtain information relevant to improving the CFI biennial renewal process. The FAA will consider comments made at this public meeting before making decisions on any suggested changes to the current policy. More specifically, the FAA seeks information on the following questions. The FAA requests that that all meeting participants provide written comments to support any positions they may express support for, or disagreement with. • How effective have Flight Instructor Refresher Clinics been in transferring relevant information to flight instructors? • What can be done to improve the effectiveness of flight instructor refresher clinics? • How effective are the written tests provided at the conclusion of flight instructor refresher clinics? • How can the effectiveness of flight instructor knowledge be better assessed? • How effective have the online courses been? • How do we effectively measure the success of knowledge transfer in online flight instructor renewal courses? • Should there be changes to 14 CFR part 61.197? • Are those non-FIRC methods of CFI biennial certificate renewal found in 14 CFR part 61.197 adequate and effective in ensuring that CFIs possess the most up to date information in terms of both proficiency and knowledge? • What can the community conducting flight instructor recurrent training, the FIRC providers, do to contribute to enhancing safety of flight among the GA community at large? Participation at the Public Meetings Commenters who wish to present oral statements at the December 6 and 7, 2010, public meetings will be permitted to do so on an ad-hoc basis during the meeting. The FAA will have available a projector and a computer capable of accommodating Word and PowerPoint presentations from a compact disk (CD) or USB memory device. Persons requiring any other kind of audiovisual equipment should notify the FAA prior to the meeting. Sign and oral interpretation can be made available at the meeting, as well E:\FR\FM\29NOP1.SGM 29NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 228 / Monday, November 29, 2010 / Proposed Rules mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PROPOSALS as an assistive listening device, if requested 10 calendar days before the meeting. Public Meeting Procedures A panel of representatives from the FAA will be present. An FAA representative will facilitate the meetings in accordance with the following procedures: (1) The meetings are designed to facilitate the public input on policies that directly affect them. The meetings will be informal and non-adversarial. No individual will be subject to crossexamination by any other participant. Government representatives on the panel may ask questions to clarify statements and to ensure an accurate record. Any statement made during the meetings by a panel member should not be construed as an official position of the government. (2) There will be no admission fees or other charges to attend or to participate in the public meetings. The meetings will be open to all persons, subject to availability of space in the meeting room. The FAA will make every effort to accommodate all persons wishing to attend. The FAA asks that participants sign in at 9 a.m. on each day of the meeting being attended. The FAA will try to accommodate all speakers; however if available time does not allow this, speakers will be scheduled on a first-come-first-served basis. The FAA reserves the right to exclude some speakers, if necessary, to obtain balanced viewpoints. The meetings may adjourn early if scheduled speakers complete their statements in less time than is scheduled for the meetings. (3) The FAA will prepare agendas of speakers and presenters and make the agendas available at the meetings. (4) The meeting is intended to produce an environment conducive to an exchange of ideas. If speakers wish to give dedicated presentations, they may be limited to 5–10-minute statements. If possible, the FAA will notify speakers if additional time is available. (5) The FAA will review and consider all material presented by participants at the public meetings. Position papers or materials presenting views or information related to the topics discussed may be accepted at the discretion of the presiding officer and will be subsequently placed in the public docket. If the attendees wish to provide written materials, the FAA requests that the presenters provide at least 10 copies of all materials for distribution to the panel members. Presenters may provide other copies to the audience at their discretion. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:20 Nov 26, 2010 Jkt 223001 (6) Each person presenting comments is asked to submit data to support the comments. The FAA will protect from disclosure all proprietary data submitted in accordance with applicable laws. Issued in Washington, DC on November 18, 2010. Melvin O. Cintron, Manager, General Aviation and Commercial Division. [FR Doc. 2010–29921 Filed 11–26–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2010–0938; Airspace Docket No. 10–ANE–108] Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Newport, VT Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. AGENCY: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). ACTION: This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Newport, VT, as the Newport Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) have been developed at Newport State Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. SUMMARY: Effective 0901 UTC. Comments must be received on or before January 13, 2011. DATES: Send comments on this rule to: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001; Telephone: 1–800–647– 5527; Fax: 202–493–2251. You must identify the Docket Number FAA–2010– 0938; Airspace Docket No. 10–ANE– 108, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit and review received comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melinda Giddens, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305–5610. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 73015 Comments Invited Interested persons are invited to comment on this rule by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers (FAA Docket No. FAA– 2010–0938; Airspace Docket No. 10– ANE–108) and be submitted in triplicate to the Docket Management System (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2010–0938; Airspace Docket No. 10–ANE–108.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from and comments submitted through http:// www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s Web page at http://www.faa.gov/airports_ airtraffic/air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see the ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 61


Notice of Public Meeting: Updating the Flight Instructor Renewal 
Process To Enhance Safety of Flight

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The FAA announces a public meeting to receive industry input 
as to how to improve the Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) biennial 
renewal process to enhance the safety of flight in the General Aviation 
(GA) community. This is an information gathering meeting.

DATES: The public meetings will be held on the following dates.
     December 6, 2010, from 9 a.m. until no later than 4 p.m., 
and
     December 7, 2010 from 9 p.m. until no later than 4 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The December 6 and 7, 2010, public meetings will be held at 
the FAA headquarters building B, located at 600 Independence Avenue, 
SW., Washington, DC 20591.
    Because of limited capacity, we ask that all those who anticipate 
attending the meeting contact Gregory.french@faa.gov with written 
confirmation of attendance and the number of members in the attending 
party. If we find that we are nearing capacity, we may request that 
those who are planning on sending more than a single representative 
reduce the number in their party. If this is the case, respondents will 
be notified by e-mail and/or phone prior to the meeting date.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests to attend this public 
meeting, questions regarding the logistics of the meeting, and any 
technical questions should be directed to Inspector Gregory French, 
AFS-800, General Aviation and Commercial Division, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; 
telephone (202) 267-8212, facsimile (202) 267-5094, or, preferably, via 
e-mail at Gregory.french@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The FAA has been reviewing safety of flight data in the general 
aviation (GA) community over the last ten years. Even with the advent 
of new technologies to assist the GA pilot, there has been little 
improvement in the accident/incident rate among that community of 
aviators.
    CFIs are responsible for ensuring that pilots are properly educated 
to operate safely within the National Airspace System (NAS). For CFIs 
to accomplish that mission effectively they must be provided the means 
and knowledge to do so, and there must be some objective method of 
measuring that information transfer and retention. The FAA has been 
reviewing indicators that suggest that the processes currently in place 
may lack sufficient effectiveness in ensuring that CFIs are being 
provided the best information in the most useful manner. This meeting 
will elicit input from the community of authorized flight instructor 
renewal program operators so that the FAA can better analyze how to 
improve the process.

Purpose of the Public Meeting

    The purpose of this public meeting is for the FAA to hear the 
public's views and obtain information relevant to improving the CFI 
biennial renewal process. The FAA will consider comments made at this 
public meeting before making decisions on any suggested changes to the 
current policy.
    More specifically, the FAA seeks information on the following 
questions. The FAA requests that that all meeting participants provide 
written comments to support any positions they may express support for, 
or disagreement with.
     How effective have Flight Instructor Refresher Clinics 
been in transferring relevant information to flight instructors?
     What can be done to improve the effectiveness of flight 
instructor refresher clinics?
     How effective are the written tests provided at the 
conclusion of flight instructor refresher clinics?
     How can the effectiveness of flight instructor knowledge 
be better assessed?
     How effective have the online courses been?
     How do we effectively measure the success of knowledge 
transfer in online flight instructor renewal courses?
     Should there be changes to 14 CFR part 61.197?
     Are those non-FIRC methods of CFI biennial certificate 
renewal found in 14 CFR part 61.197 adequate and effective in ensuring 
that CFIs possess the most up to date information in terms of both 
proficiency and knowledge?
     What can the community conducting flight instructor 
recurrent training, the FIRC providers, do to contribute to enhancing 
safety of flight among the GA community at large?

Participation at the Public Meetings

    Commenters who wish to present oral statements at the December 6 
and 7, 2010, public meetings will be permitted to do so on an ad-hoc 
basis during the meeting.
    The FAA will have available a projector and a computer capable of 
accommodating Word and PowerPoint presentations from a compact disk 
(CD) or USB memory device. Persons requiring any other kind of 
audiovisual equipment should notify the FAA prior to the meeting.
    Sign and oral interpretation can be made available at the meeting, 
as well

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as an assistive listening device, if requested 10 calendar days before 
the meeting.

Public Meeting Procedures

    A panel of representatives from the FAA will be present. An FAA 
representative will facilitate the meetings in accordance with the 
following procedures:
    (1) The meetings are designed to facilitate the public input on 
policies that directly affect them. The meetings will be informal and 
non-adversarial. No individual will be subject to cross-examination by 
any other participant. Government representatives on the panel may ask 
questions to clarify statements and to ensure an accurate record. Any 
statement made during the meetings by a panel member should not be 
construed as an official position of the government.
    (2) There will be no admission fees or other charges to attend or 
to participate in the public meetings. The meetings will be open to all 
persons, subject to availability of space in the meeting room. The FAA 
will make every effort to accommodate all persons wishing to attend. 
The FAA asks that participants sign in at 9 a.m. on each day of the 
meeting being attended. The FAA will try to accommodate all speakers; 
however if available time does not allow this, speakers will be 
scheduled on a first-come-first-served basis. The FAA reserves the 
right to exclude some speakers, if necessary, to obtain balanced 
viewpoints. The meetings may adjourn early if scheduled speakers 
complete their statements in less time than is scheduled for the 
meetings.
    (3) The FAA will prepare agendas of speakers and presenters and 
make the agendas available at the meetings.
    (4) The meeting is intended to produce an environment conducive to 
an exchange of ideas. If speakers wish to give dedicated presentations, 
they may be limited to 5-10-minute statements. If possible, the FAA 
will notify speakers if additional time is available.
    (5) The FAA will review and consider all material presented by 
participants at the public meetings. Position papers or materials 
presenting views or information related to the topics discussed may be 
accepted at the discretion of the presiding officer and will be 
subsequently placed in the public docket. If the attendees wish to 
provide written materials, the FAA requests that the presenters provide 
at least 10 copies of all materials for distribution to the panel 
members. Presenters may provide other copies to the audience at their 
discretion.
    (6) Each person presenting comments is asked to submit data to 
support the comments. The FAA will protect from disclosure all 
proprietary data submitted in accordance with applicable laws.

    Issued in Washington, DC on November 18, 2010.
Melvin O. Cintron,
Manager, General Aviation and Commercial Division.
[FR Doc. 2010-29921 Filed 11-26-10; 8:45 am]
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