As promised, I would like to update you on what steps Coastal Aviation is taking in the short term to ensure the safety of our passengers.
As you can imagine, the last few days have been exceedingly busy. We have made decisions as a result of intense internal discussion, but also from looking at the comments we have received from you, our stakeholders. I would like to thank you all for your input and support.
With all of this in mind we have taken a long and hard look at our existing operations aircrew and split the crew into two distinct groups based on experience.
Effective immediately to be classified as an experienced Coastal Captain, you must have in excess of 3000 hours of accident free total flying time (approximately 5 years as a commercial pilot) with in excess of 1000 hours of Pilot in Command of an aircraft in single pilot operations in remote and challenging terrai…