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Safety Recommendation A-71-058
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Synopsis: OUR INVESTIGATION OF THE MIDAIR COLLISION BETWEEN THE AMERICAN AIRLINES BOEING 707, AND THE CESSNA 150, OVER EDISON TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY, ON JANUARY 8, 1971, DISCLOSED THAT THERE WAS A LACK OF COORDINATION AMONG AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE, THE GENERAL AVIATION DISTRICT OFFICE, AND THE CIVIL OPERATORS OF THE PILOT TRAINING SCHOOL (WHICH OWNED THE LIGHT AIRCRAFT) RELATIVE TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PRACTICE AREA FOR STUDENT FLIGHT TRAINING. CONSEQUENTLY, IFR AIRCRAFT WERE ROUTINELY VECTORED, AND VFR FLIGHT TRAINING OPERATIONS WERE BEING CONDUCTED SIMULTANEOUSLY WITHIN COMMON AIRSPACE.
Recommendation: THE ADMINISTRATOR ESTABLISH PROCEDURES WHEREBY ALL OPERATORS OF CIVIL FLYING TRAINING SCHOOLS WILL FORMALLY ADVISE APPROPRIATE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION AUTHORITIES OF THE LOCATIONS AND DIMENSIONS OF DESIGNATED PRACTICE AREAS FOR STUDENT FLYING TRAINING, AND THAT SUCH INFORMATION BE DISSEMINATED TO ALL AFFECTED SERVICES WITHIN THE FAA.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Edison, NJ, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: NYC71AN078
Accident Reports: American Airlines, Inc., Boeing 707-323, N7595A and a Linden Flight Service, Inc., Cessna 150, N60942(REVISED).
Report #: AAR-72-16
Accident Date: 1/9/1971
Issue Date: 10/21/1971
Date Closed: 6/4/1975
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 11/26/1971
Response: 11/26/71 THE FAA QUESTIONED WHETHER A REGULATION TO RESTRICT FLIGHT TRAINING, IN EITHER GENERAL OR AIR CARRIER OPERATIONS, TO SPECIFIED AREAS WOULD BE FEASIBLE OR ENFORCEABLE. MOST TRAINING IS OF A NATURE THAT CANNOT BE ADEQUATELY CONDUCTED IN PRACTICE AREAS. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE OF IFR INSTRUCTION, AND INCREASING TRAINING NOW BEING CONDUCTED BY AIR TAXI, COMMERCIAL AND EXECUTIVE OPERATORS. THE CESSNA CITED WAS ON AN INSTRUMENT TRAINING FLIGHT WHICH INVOLVED THE USE OF RADIO AND NAVIGATION APPROACH AIDS NOT APPROPRIATE TO PRACTICE AREAS. CERTIFICATED PILOT SCHOOLS ARE REGULARLY REQUESTED TO POST AND REPORT THEIR FLIGHT TRAINING AREAS. THESE ARE COORDINATED WITH OTHER SCHOOLS AND WITH FAA AIR TRAFFIC FACILITIES. FAA WILL CONTINUE TO ADVOCATE THIS COORDINATED TRAINING TO INCLUDE AIRPORT ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES. SUMMARY OF RESPONSE DATED 1-29-75, 4-28-72 AND 11-26-71, PLUS THE REWRITING AND PUBLICATION OF FAR 141, EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 1974. THE FAA ISSUED ORDER 7420.1 ON 2-5-73 WHICH APPLIES TO PROCEDURES FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF CERTIFICATED PILOT SCHOOL PRACTICE AREAS. THE FAA PROPOSES TO NOTIFY AS MANY FLIGHT INSTRUCTORS AS POSSIBLE THRU THE FAA FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR REFRESHER CLINICS RECOMMENDING THAT THEY MEET WITH LOCAL FAA AUTHORITY TO WORKOUT AN UNDERSTANDING AS TO WHERE TRAINING MIGHT BEST BE CONDUCTED IN RELATION TO KNOWN IFR TRAFFIC.