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Oct 22, 2018

In our latest podcast, NATA’s Director of Regulatory Affairs John McGraw discusses the FAA’s recently issued guidance, which allows Part 135 operators to train their pilots at certified training centers using a standardized curriculum. On October 15th, the FAA issued the new Advisory Circular for public comment in response to recommendations from an industry working group led by McGraw. Hear what the FAA’s much needed update to training guidance means for on-demand carriers and how it will result in a more dynamic, responsive and efficient training program.


John W. McGraw serves as NATA’s Director of Regulatory Affairs and is the founder and principal of John McGraw Aerospace Consulting, LLC. Prior to forming the company, Mr. McGraw served the Deputy Director of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Flight Standards Service from November 2008 until March 2012.  An organization of more than 4,800 employees, Flight Standards is responsible for ensuring the safety of flight for civil aircraft by setting standards for and certificating air carriers, air agencies, general aviation operators, airmen, and designees. Flight Standards is also responsible for oversight of certificated operators and airmen and enforcement of the federal aviation regulations.  In addition, the organization manages the aircraft and airmen official registry system. Read more.