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Feds can't fly?

Discussion in 'FAA News, Opinion and Articles' started by Rotorruss, Nov 16, 2017.

  1. Rotorruss

    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member III

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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member III

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    ... it's just a matter of time before any flying will be done by designees. The designees will be observed from the backseat by some GS-9 with a clipboard. We'll see how many leave by the end of the year.
     
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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    .....Most FAA inspectors are not current to fly. As time goes on in the job inspectors don't fly, they observe? The agency is turning into a large bureaucratic boondoggle slowing down the growth of the US Aviation industry.

    Flight Standards, which is located in Washington DC should be disbanded.

    What is next, what is ahead for this agency? No one knows.........

    Ironically, I was the only inspector in my FSDO (FArmingdale EA-11) that owned an aircraft. I maintained currency and "PROFICIENCY" that way.
     
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    The "Future of Flight Standards" is "disbanding" on paper, yet the same "lapses" are still there and getting larger. It's sad that they have to take an inspector clear across the country just to conduct a "single engine checkride"!

    The current "push" is to "maximize" the use of "designees". This will "free" the Inspectors to just "observe" the "designees". Then, all the "agency" has to do is hire GS-9s to do the "observations". They can teach a "Safety Tech" to do an "observation".

    The days of "flying" is coming to an end and only a "select few" will get the "privilege to fly". I have a feeling that this change will be completed by 2020 when "Duncan's legacy" is complete.
     
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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    In my area FAA is holding back companies from expanding and doing business because personnel is not Avaliable.

    The President has said that he is cutting government agencies budgets and illuminating millions in waste.

    January should be interesting with a new and hopefully experienced administrator coming in......
     
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    ... trying to "keep the faith" that the "Great Pilot" can right the "ship"! There are several "holdovers" to contend with. The "Safety" division has changed. Less "boots on the ground" and more "risk management" via a computer program. Between the flight program moving to Ft Worth, Compliance Philosophy and the Future of Flight Standards, they've basically "killed" the "hands on" Aviation Safety.

    https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2017/august/24/faa-reorganizes-flight-standards-service

    https://pilot-protection-services.aopa.org/news/2017/august/01/compliance-philosophy

    Hopefully, we'll hear "who" the "Great Pilot" is soon!! Make Aviation Great Again!!
     
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    .....Someone is making all these new decisions, like disbanding the Regional Offices and adding upper management. The new Chief coming in will definitely have the ear of the President and I see major changes ahead
     
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    ...they used the 2012 reauthorization to justify the changes. They figure that constancy would be better if they did a "silo shift" and add another layer of "leadership". Congress gave the go-ahead in 2016. The completion date was accelerated after the election. Most of the new "leaders" can retire so they are "padding" their retirement. With no boundaries, they can make "assignments" anywhere in the country. This "decentralization" satisfies the "biggly one's" move out of DC. The "backup" HQ is in FTW. This will be the "Duncan legacy" when completed in 2020.

    Just waiting for the day when your principles are from the opposite side of the country. It's coming, like it or not.

    "Drain the Swamp" and stop the "padding" of the retirement! Every one of those "responsible" for my injuries and disability, have been promoted and can retire at any time. I, however have a lifetime of pain and suffering!
     
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    .....Big changes ahead for the FAA?
     
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    ...we'll see what happens after January 8th! Yet to see any mass retirements. To "right" the ship, the "top" needs to go! With all the new promotions, they are trying to get their "high three"! The "great pilot" needs to get a "good team" before a "real change" happens. The "forest" needs to get rid of the "deadwood" to promote "new" growth!

    "Drain the Swamp" and encourage "new" growth!!
     

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