2004 Revision Summary
F.A.S.T. (Formation and
Safety Training) made two substantive changes in the reporting
requirements for FAST qualified pilots.
First, the language of the reporting
form (see "Formation Proficiency Report (FPR)" below)
is more specific about the proficiency to which the Lead or
Check pilot is attesting. The statement on the form now says:
One of the most important
responsibilities of the Lead Pilot is to document the
currency and competency of the Wing Pilots with whom he/she
flies. The Lead Pilot may provide additional training if
necessary, and ensures that any pilot he/she has certified
as current, has participated in a formation flight in a safe
and standardized manner in accordance with FAST standards.
By signing this form, the Lead Pilot (or Check Pilot)
certifies that he/she has flown with and observed the above
and or attached listed pilots, and verified that, on the
date indicated on this form, they met those standards. If
any pilot in the flight is unable to perform to the required
FAST standards, his/her name should not appear on this
Report. Total number of pilots being endorsed by this
Report, including attached forms is
Signed: Lead or Check Pilot)
The second substantive change is
that Lead and Check Pilots can no longer self-certify their
currency. Another Lead or Check Pilot who flew in Lead’s
formation as a wingman is now required to sign off the currency
of Lead and Check pilots.
FAST has also asked that the T-34
Association have a specific FPR, with a location and date, for
each pilot for whom the Association issues a FAST card. We
cannot accept emailed or faxed lists of pilots who flew at an
air show (e. g. Oshkosh, Sun 'N Fun) as the basis on which to
issue cards. More than four pilots can be certified on one FPR,
but the Lead or Check Pilot doing the certification has to have
flown in formation with all the pilots being certified.
For More Information...
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