Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:06 am
I’ve been reading this and the other threads on the subject. So far as I can tell, the issue is something like this: the level of reported infringements keeps rising, the Regulator wants to improve the situation and has a twig (Awareness Course), a stick (suspension) and an iron rod (prosecution). Some people don’t seem to agree there is a significant problem and that the twig is breaking the camel’s back so are hacking away at the tree the twig came from.
Perhaps it’s time for another level of approach. Make the revalidation hour with an instructor meaningful. Have a required standard which covers, as a minimum, flight planning, nav (both GPS and traditional for when that goes wrong) emergencies and circuit joining. That would address a host of issues that I see in GA but would, no doubt be met with much wailing and gnashing of teeth from the “highly experienced “ (high hours doesn’t necessarily equate to high competence).