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FAA Does Not Actually Rate Flight Schools
UND has convinced many student pilots, perspective student pilots and North Dakota taxpayers that UNDís Aerospace Programs are highly rated by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). Well,ÖÖ..thatís not really the case. The FAA does not endorse any particular flight school. There is a program, however, called the Excellence in aviation Award program that requires an individual to nominate their favorite school.
Many aviation program directors feel the FAA's program is off to a good start, but will not dedicate valuable resources to participate in this voluntary program until it is much stronger than it is today.
FOR NOMINATIONS FOR
FOURTH ANNUAL FAA EXCELLENCE IN AVIATION AWARD
The Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) has issued a call for nominations for its Excellence in
Aviation Award. Through this award, the FAA formally recognizes significant
accomplishments as a result of aviation related research efforts. This special
distinction is intended to augment the ability of the government to recognize
superior research efforts and to highlight benefits of such activities.
The Excellence in Aviation
designation is a highly competitive, non-monetary award that is presented
annually to individuals and/or institutions following an evaluation of
documentation which clearly shows how their past research benefits the aviation
community today. Nominees must be able to show significant impact and benefit of
extended aviation research efforts and application of improvements within the
This is the fourth year
that the agency will be presenting this prestigious award. Each year the nominee
pool has grown, reflecting a broad spectrum of aviation-related research
activities. Nominations and supporting documentation for the 2000 Excellence in
Aviation Award will be accepted through May 1, 2000. The nomination form can be
found on the FAA's Office of Aviation Research website.
For additional information on the Excellence in Aviation Award, please contact
Ms. Denise Davis, FAA's Office of Aviation Research, at (202) 267-9426 or by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Federal Aviation Administration