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Old 10-26-2006, 06:58 PM
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Whether you are in favor or oppose a change, here is your opportunity to have your voice heard. From another board:

Here is the web address of two different steering commitees sponsered by the DOT. They are looking for opinions on the upcoming age 60 rule. Take the time to fill out both opinion surveys or don't complain if they change the rule.

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1st website:

http://dms.dot.gov/search/searchResu...hTy pe=docket

docket# faa-2006-26139

2nd website:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-...egulations.gov

Regulations.gov site info: keyword, anyword search- Age 60 Aviation Rulemaking Commitee


Also, easy instructions:

Easy way to comment on Age 60

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https://dms.dot.gov/submit/

Page one
click continue

Page two
enter docket no 26139
enter operating administration FAA
enter docket existence does exist
enter submitter information
click continue

Page 3
enter your comments





From perusing some of the comments, it appears that the pro-change crowd has really rallied the troops.
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Old 10-30-2006, 04:25 PM
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Beginning on 23 November 2006, foreign air carriers will be allowed to operate large aircraft engaged in commercial air carrier operations within United States airspace and some of those aircraft will be the piloted by pilots that are over the age of 60. United States FAR Part 121 pilots, however, who are over age 60 will all still be grounded unless the FAA adopts the new ICAO age standard.

It is high time for the United States to follow the lead of forward thinking nations around the world who have broken through the age 60 barrier. The “Age 60 Rule” should be repealed. A repeal is long overdue, and this time - more than ever before - the FAA knows it, most pilots know it, passengers know it, and our senators and congressmen - whose offices acknowledge that the majority of the calls and letters and faxes they receive favor repeal (despite ALPA's best and costliest efforts) - know it.

If the junior pilots of today want to have the choice of working past age 60 someday, then those junior pilots must understand that this change must happen NOW. The appropriateness and the circumstances that could effect a change to happen have never been better than they are today and those circumstances will likely never happen again.
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