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House Proceeding on Oct 14th, 2009 :: 3:25:45 to 3:28:25
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Brian Higgins

3:25:42 to 3:26:02( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Higgins: tirelessly to enact these meaningful reforms. i ur this legislation and these long overdue reforms. with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from illinois. mr. costello: mr. speaker, thank you. minutes to the gentleman from new york, who was instrumental

Brian Higgins

3:25:45 to 3:28:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Brian Higgins

3:26:03 to 3:26:24( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Higgins: in working with us to craft this bill, congressman higgins. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is recognized for two minutes. mr. higgins: i thank the gentleman for yielding. mr. speaker, i'm pleased to join my colleagues in support of 3371, the airline safety and pilot traing improvement act of 2009. i especially want to thank my colleagues from western new york, congressman chris lee and

Brian Higgins

3:26:25 to 3:26:45( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Higgins: congresswoman louise slaughter. on february 12, 50 li lost when continental connection flight 3407 crashed into a house in clarence, new york, five miles from the buffalo niagara international airport. earlier this year i said that the devastation felt in the aftermath ofthis tragedy can never be undone.

Brian Higgins

3:26:46 to 3:27:06( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Higgins: this was an avoidable tragedy, and we owe it to the families of the victims and to all air passengers to learn from this experience and change the system to improve flight safety. this bill will start to do that. the airline safety and pilot training improvement act of 2009 will address the many factors that caused the crash

Brian Higgins

3:27:07 to 3:27:28( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Higgins: of flight 3407. the bill would requires all commercial pilots to obtain airline transport pilots license which requires a minimum of 1,500 flight hours. it requires the f.a. to ensure that pilots are better trained to recover from stalls and it would create a database to create access to the pilots'

Brian Higgins

3:27:29 to 3:27:51( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Higgins: comprehensive records. and it requires new risk management plans to reduce pilot fatigue and to enhance pit training for flying in inclement weather, including icing conditions. it dramatically improves upon the safe however, i do have concerns with language in the bill that would give f.a. administrator the authority to allow academic

Brian Higgins

3:27:52 to 3:28:13( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Higgins: class time to count as fli hours toward the 1,500-hour flight requirement. while additional academic class time is important, if we want to experienced pilots, there is no replacement for flight hours. as this legislation continues through congress, i will work to perfect the language to ensure high-quality traing. i want to thank chairman

Brian Higgins

3:28:14 to 3:28:25( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Higgins: oberstar, chairman costello, ranking member mica and petri for their leadership. i'd also like to thank the families, some of whom are here

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