FAA should not relax rules for first officers

| December 30, 2016

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As a longtime American Airlines captain, I’ve been paired with hundreds of first officers. Whether the pilot sitting to my right is a stranger or someone I’ve flown with dozens of times, we always work together as a team. Our goal on each flight is to get our passengers to their destination safely, so I have to be confident in my first officer’s abilities, training, and experience.

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