Navigating the Government Shutdown: What it Means for Aviation

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Navigating the Government Shutdown: What it Means for Aviation

Posted by Daria Knupp on Jan 3, 2019 5:34 pm

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With lawmakers in Washington, D.C., unable to agree on funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the federal government has been shut down since midnight, Dec. 22, 2018. And while many of the government offices that pilots rely on are deemed critical and will remain open, certain federal functions will slow or stop. AOPA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Advocacy Jim c*** said, “While this shutdown will have less of an adverse impact on aviation compared to previous occurrences, we remain hopeful that an agreement on border security can be reached so that those federal departments and agencies affected will be reopened as soon as possible.”​​​​​​​ Read More.
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Re: Navigating the Government Shutdown: What it Means for Aviation

Posted by Ronald Levy on Jan 7, 2019 8:43 am

The linked article incorrectly states "...aviators will likely be unable to take FAA knowledge tests, also known as written exams, because the testing providers rely on FAA computer systems that are shuttered due to the shutdown."  While PSI/CATS did stop FAA knowledge testing for a while due to a misunderstanding by their FAA POI, knowledge testing at PSI/CATS testing centers has resumed.