Okay, for all of you who keep saying that FAA will do nothing n response to the persistently HIGH rate of PVT ASEL accidents, here it comes..... and we only have three days left.... Comment Period Open for New Airman Certification Standards An FAA/industry working group has recently drafted new Airman Certification Standards (ACS) documents that aim to provide a more integrated and systematic approach to airman certification testing and training. These documents specifically address knowledge and flight proficiency requirements for the private pilot certificate and instrument rating. They also support the FAA’s goal of reducing fatal general aviation accidents by incorporating task-specific risk management considerations with the flying skills outlined in existing practical test standards. Given the importance of this effort, the working group asked the FAA to establish a public docket (Docket Number FAA-2013-0316) for review and comment. In addition to the previous link, you can also access the documents by entering the docket number in the search menu when you go to http://www.regulations.gov/. There is a link on the right menu bar for submission of comments. As comments post, they will be available for review in the same docket. The deadline for comments is May 24, 2013. Produced by the FAA Safety Briefing editors, http://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing Address questions or comments to: SafetyBriefing@faa.gov.