The rules governing AMTS are long-overdue for an overhaul; there has been no serious update to 14 CFR part 147 since the 1970s. You can help get regulators to re-write it by providing real-world examples of its age.
In order to make the problem resonate on Capitol Hill and convince Congress to demand action from the FAA, the council needs to be able to illustrate how out-of-date part 147 has become. To do this, ATEC needs your help: Tell us how the existing regulation is an obstacle to world-class training. While any example is helpful, the effort would particularly benefit from those that make a clear point even to members with no aviation experience.
For example: It has been so long since part 147 was re-written that students are still taught the same techniques required to construct and maintain the Wright Flyer.
Submit your examples to Communications Manager Brett Levanto (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.
Stay tuned for updates on everything ATEC members need to know as well as ways that you can help the council and the AMTS community.