Sheri Pippin

Sheri Pippin, Aviation Safety Inspector, Air Transportation Division Training & Simulation Group, Federal Aviation Administration

Sheri Pippin has 13 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 US air carrier operations for nine years on the Embraer 170 and the De Havilland Dash 8. 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 effectively perform the PIC roles and responsibilities.