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S. 2458: Certainty for General Aviation Pilots Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 22, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2458

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 22, 2021

(for himself, Mr. Boozman, and Mr. King) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A BILL

To clarify that individuals engaged in aircraft flight instruction or testing, including phased testing of experimental aircraft, are not operating an aircraft carrying persons or property for compensation or hire.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Certainty for General Aviation Pilots Act of 2021.

2.

Flight instruction or testing

(a)

In general

A certificated flight instructor providing student instruction, flight instruction, or flight training shall not be deemed to be operating an aircraft carrying persons or property for compensation or hire.

(b)

Authorized additional pilots

An individual acting as an authorized additional pilot during Phase I flight testing of aircraft holding an experimental airworthiness certificate, in accordance with section 21.191 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, and meeting the requirements set forth by Federal Aviation Administration regulation and policy, shall not be deemed to be operating an aircraft carrying persons or property for compensation or hire.

(c)

Use of aircraft

An individual who uses, causes to use, or authorizes to use aircraft for flights conducted under subsection (a) or (b) shall not be deemed to be operating an aircraft carrying persons or property for compensation or hire.

(d)

Revision of rules

Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall issue, revise, or repeal the rules, regulations, guidance, or procedures of the Federal Aviation Administration to conform to the requirements of this section.