The FAA today published a Final Rule allowing “Flight Standards District Offices (FSDO) to accept expired flight instructor certificates, expired inspection authorizations for renewals, and expired airman written test reports for certain practical tests 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”. The Final Rule applies to all military and civilian personnel assigned overseas in support of any and all U.S. Armed Forces operations and recognizes that “[t]here are no FAA aviation safety inspectors, designated examiners, or FAA facilities readily available in the areas where these U.S. military and civilian personnel are assigned”.
Th Rule “[r]eplaces SFAR 100, which expired on June 20, 2005; and ensures U.S. military and civilian personnel, who continue to preserve, protect and defend the American public, between September 11, 2001, through June 20,2010, can attain additional time for renewal of their flight instructor certificates, inspection authorizations, and airman written test reports”. The Final Rule is effective June 30, 2005 through June 20, 2010.
If you have questions about the Final Rule or would like more information, you can contact John Lynch, Certification Branch, AFS-840, General Aviation and Commercial Division, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267-3844.