HC Deb 16 April 1947 vol 436 cc159-60
6. Air-Commodore Harvey

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation if he is satisfied that the pilot's B licences in night-flying test, as laid down, are reasonable; and, in view of what happened to the four pilots carrying out these tests on 15th January, r947, if he will review the whole matter.

Mr. Lindgren

The night-flying tests for a pilot's B licence, which are laid down by paragraph 99(1)(f) of the Air Navigation Directions, 1936, are under review.

Air-Commodore Harvey

Will the hon. Gentleman bear in mind the fact that the tests now laid down are out of date, are useless, and are dangerous to the pilots?

Mr. Lindgren

The tests which were given up to a little while ago have been discontinued pending the review which is going on. All that is now required are night take-offs and night landings, under the supervision of a staff pilot of the Ministry.

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