Sheri Pippin, Aviation Safety, Air Transportation Division, FAA
Sheri Pippin has 14 years of experience with the FAA Flight Standards Service. As an aviation safety inspector in the Air Transportation Division Training and Simulation Group she supports multiple FAA rulemaking and safety initiatives related to air carrier pilot training and qualification. Prior to the FAA, she served as a pilot in U.S. air carrier operations for 9 years on the Embraer 170 regional jet and the De Havilland Dash 8 turboprop. Sheri holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University, where she majored in aviation technology/airline pilot. Sheri has given multiple presentations about this rulemaking project throughout the project’s lifecycle.
Pilot Professional Development Rulemaking
This presentation will share the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) regulatory perspective on the training needed to upgrade from second in command (SIC) to pilot in command (PIC) and will describe the FAA’s Pilot Professional Development rulemaking project. The purpose of this project is to provide additional training to PICs to reduce the risk of unprofessional pilot behavior in the flight deck during air carrier operations. This project includes leadership and command training and mentoring training for all air carrier PICs. Additionally, this project refocuses PIC upgrade training on the specific knowledge and skills necessary to perform the PIC roles and responsibilities effectively.