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FAA Memorandum Extends Designee Recurrent Training Due Date

February 1, 2019 In addition to providing relief to holders of temporary certificates last week, the FAA has issued a memorandum extending the due date on designee recurrent training disrupted by the recent partial shutdown of the federal government.

The memo concerns any training, oversight, or renewal required on or after December 22. The due date for these actions will now be April 30. This will minimize the impact of the shutdown on these designees and the members of the community that they serve.

“We are pleased to see the FAA take necessary action to alleviate the problems caused by the unusually long government shutdown,” said Sean Elliott, EAA vice president of advocacy and safety. “This deviation memo will allow critical actions such as pilot checkrides and new homebuilt inspections to continue.”

EAA is continuing to evaluate the lingering delays caused by the shutdown and will provide more updates next week.