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NAFI Concerned About Arizona Board Discussions on Flight-Training Issues

August 26, 2010 — The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) expressed concern about a meeting of the Arizona State Board for Private and Postsecondary Education this week, fearing it may signal a move similar to one made in California recently that could result in potentially significant fees for flight training providers in that state.

The board will meet in Phoenix Thursday, August 26, to discuss the "Question of Regulation of Certain Classifications of Airplane Pilot and Instructors under Part 61 of the CFR." NAFI will monitor the proceedings and provide information to the flight training community upon its completion.

“We are concerned that Arizona may be considering similar fees (to California),” says NAFI Executive Director Jason Blair. “As a state that has a significant number of flight-training providers, we’re concerned about the chilling effect those fees may have on those businesses. We’re encouraging our members in that state to get involved in this issue, so we don’t have a repeat of the California situation.”

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