You would think that the FAA would proof-read documents before it sends them to be published in the Federal Register. However, it doesn’t appear that the Second-In-Command rule amendment to FAR 61.55 was thoroughly proofed before it was published. The FAA today published a Correction to the rule. According to the FAA it is correcting errors in the rule and cross references and other minor errors in the pre-existing regulations that were inadvertently carried over. The corrections are not substantive and are effective September 6, 2005 as if included in the original final rule.
If you would like further information, you can review the Correction or contact John D. Lynch, Certification and General Aviation Operations 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 or via e-mail at: email@example.com.