The newly established Independent Flight Examiners’ Association (IFEA) has had its inaugural meeting at Booker Aviation
The IFEA met up on December 6th to discuss a wide range of issues. It was formed to address the problems experienced by the growing number of authorised flight examiners conducting flight and simulator tests on behalf of the UK Civil Aviation Authority.
Since JAA and now EASA, the number of CAA employed examiners (staff examiners) has dwindled from some thirty to just three fixed wing and two rotary examiners in 2017. Test centres have disappeared, as has the capacity of the Authority to select or standardise the examining work-force.
This reduction in the CAA’s oversight of authorised examiners has caused concern to many conscientious examiners who have recognised the risk of decreased standards.
IFEA intends to work with the CAA in developing new policies for the selection, training and supervision of examiners.
The officers appointed are all well respected in the industry with many years of examiner experience.
Anthony Mollison, Chair
David Hoy, Deputy Chair & Treasurer
Neil McMillan, Secretary
In addition, Steve Oddy has accepted the role of Standards Advisor