- allow Flight Standards District Offices (FSDOs) to continue to accept expired flight instructor certificates and inspection authorizations for renewals from U.S. military and civilian personnel (U.S. personnel) who are assigned outside the United States in support of U.S. Armed Forces operations; and
- allow FSDOs to continue to accept expired airman written test reports for certain practical tests from U.S. personnel who are assigned outside the United States in support of U.S. Armed Forces operations
According to the FAA, “[t]his ensures these U.S. personnel assigned outside of the United States, who continue to preserve, protect and defend the American public, can obtain additional time for renewal of their flight instructor certificates, inspection authorizations, and airman written test reports.”
The Final Rule is effective June 20, 2010, but comments may be submitted on or before April 5, 2010. SFAR 100-2 will then remain in effect until further notice.
Nice to see the FAA actually doing something to help.