Senator Inhofe introduced a bill designed to redefine the relationships between the FAA and pilots in enforcement cases. In record time, the Senate and then the House passed his Pilots’ Bill of Rights; the President signed the bill.
The FAA has responded with alacrity. The statute was enacted earlier this month and already the Air Traffic Organization established a website where pilots may request the retention of air traffic tapes which include the pilot-ATC conversation involved in the alleged incident.
It will be interesting to track how the FAA field Flight Safety staff and the Counsels respond to the higher levels of proof imposed on them by the Pilots’ Bill of RightsShare this article: