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The 33rd Congress of the International Scientiﬁc and Techncial Organisation for Soaring Flight – OSTIV will be held at the site of the 34rd FAI World Gliding Championships in the Open-, 18m-and 15m Class, Benalla, Australia from 8-13 January, 2017. The Congress addresses all scientiﬁc and technical aspects of soaring ﬂight including motorgliding, hanggliding, paragliding, ultralight sailplanes and aeromodelling.
The FAA has confirmed in the recent “Bennett interpretation” that a current Flight Review is required for transition pilots. This interpretation acknowledges that there is “disparate treatment between student pilots and pilots who hold higher level pilot certificates.” Rich Carlson, SSF Chairman, has been in contact with the FAA. They are working to change the regulations to fix the disparity. Expectations are that it will take 9 to 12 months to fix the regulations.