Arizona board to consider flight school regulations, feesAugust 26, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Posted in Aviation Law | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
The Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education will meet Aug. 26 to consider regulating Part 61 flight schools as “private vocational programs”—making those schools subject to regulatory requirements and fees similar to those in a controversial new California law.
As with the California law, this proposed reinterpretation of current Arizona law is intended to protect the financial wellbeing of students. But AOPA thinks that it could result in the same unintended consequences: saddling flight schools with a financial burden that may be insurmountable for some, and possibly leading to flight school closures. AOPA Western Regional Representative Stacy Howard will be on hand to testify about the potential effects of adopting a new interpretation of the law…more